MBCI awarded $1 million in Transportation-HUD funding


JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is getting $1 million in funding due the the recent passage of the FY2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations Bill. The money will go towards improvements on Indian Campus Drive.

In total, the bill will fund over $23 million in improvements to ports, airports, roads and bridges across the state.

“Mississippi is fortunate to have a Congressional Delegation that understands the importance of advocating for our state’s infrastructure needs at the national level and are willing to push for funding to make transportation projects a reality,” said Brad White, Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director. “We are particularly grateful to Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who played a key role in writing this bill as the ranking Republican on the Senate T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.”

Other T-HUD funded transportation projects include:

  • $8.17 million for the Rosedale-Bolivar County Port Commission Multimodal Expansion
  • $3 million for the Harrison County Development Commission to construct a Seaway Rail Truck site
  • $3.1 million for MS 2 Connector in Tippah County to be extended to provide better connectivity
  • $2.5 million for Noxubee County Deerbrook Road and bridge improvements
  • $2 million for Delta State University Statesmen Park Boulevard improvements
  • $1.8 million for the City of Cleveland airport improvements
  • $1.5 million for Monroe County airport runway extension

“The hard work we put into this T-HUD appropriations measure will benefit Mississippi and the nation.  It is fiscally responsible, trimming the fat where necessary, while bolstering priorities that are more deserving of taxpayer dollars,” said Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Nationally, the measure funds grant programs used by Mississippi cities and counties, including RAISE grants, Essential Air Service grants, Airport Improvement Program grants, and Community Development Block Grants. Through the Federal Highway Administration, the bill also provides $250 million for a new bridge bundling program targeted at rural states, for which Mississippi is eligible.

Learn more about funding included in the FY2024 T-HUD appropriation.

For more information about Mississippi’s transportation system, projects and programs, visit GoMDOT.com.