Hurricane Katrina

$44M more for Coast

Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott announced Friday more than $44 million in federal funding has been awarded for Hurricane Katrina recovery.

"Our state continues to benefit from the federal funding that is being provided for hurricane recovery efforts," Cochran said in a press release. "Even though many needs remain, the regular release of federal funding helps remind Mississippians that the federal government is committed to the long-term recovery of our region."

Lott said he is dedicated to working with Cochran to ensure federal commitment remains steady and strong.

"Without question, Mississippi is headed toward recovery and renaissance," he said in a press release. "We've got a long way to go, but our state is getting an unprecedented federal commitment to ensure we have the resources needed to rebuild our state and restore our quality of life."

Here are the agencies who are receiving funding through federal grants:

 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission: $4,064,621.31 - Debris removal, roof repairs, electric wiring, and revamped facilities.

 Hancock County School District: $1,856,698.80 - Replace one of the ravaged buildings at Gulfview Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, which housed a library and four classrooms.

 Pearl River County: $1,709,649 - Replace the Chimney Square administrative building in Picayune.

 D'Iberville: $1,287,283.14 - Replace 174 grinder pumps inundated by saltwater.

 Harrison County Library System: $1,182,108.19 - Replace 30,000 books, three circulation desks, furniture, and audio/video equipment at the Gulfport Public Library.

 Hancock County School District: $1,545,077.77 - Replace water lines, sidewalks, wooden decks, fire alarms, and other necessities at Charles B. Murphy and Gulfview Elementary Schools.

 City of Long Beach: $2,305,123.30 - Replace sewer system.

 University of Southern Mississippi: $2,083,075.06 - Cost after insurance proceeds to replace the public aquarium, auditorium, classrooms, and offices at the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center in Biloxi.

 Bay St. Louis School District: $1,112, 739.12 - Replace the kindergarten building at North Bay Elementary School.

 Hancock County: $1,011,191.64 - Replace 70 Hancock County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicles.

 Hancock County: $2,237,108.50 - Beach screening and debris removal along the Hancock County coastline.

 City of Gulfport: $1,636,111.71 - Clear sanitary and storm sewers.

 State Port Authority: $9,580,454.10 - Replace the six transit sheds at the Gulfport facility.

 Bay St. Louis School District: $1,245,196.80 - Replace the first-grade building at North Bay Elementary School.

 Pascagoula Public Schools: $1,743,274.80 - Restore Trent Lott Middle School.