Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson will present five checks for community projects that are part of a larger $10.5 million dollar package of federal funding previously announced for the 2nd Congressional District.
“I am incredibly pleased to vote for $10,527,500 in Community Project Funding in this bill that I know will have a profound impact on the 2nd Congressional District,” Congressman Thompson said in initially making the announcement of these ear marks in March. “These investments support underserved areas and foster economic development, making a real difference in the lives of so many in our community. I am proud to have fought for funding that will make our community healthier, safer, stronger, and even more resilient.”
Congressman Thompson championed funding for eight projects that will directly benefit Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District residents. These include:
• $300,000 for Mississippi Delta Disaster Relief Shelter, to be administered by Central Mississippi Inc., out of Winona and would cover seven counties – Attala, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Leflore, Montgomery, and Yalobusha counties – and maintains its central office in Winona. In a letter dated June 3, 2021 Thompson said the shelter would used as a homeless/disaster shelter.
• $2,250,000 for Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation facility revitalization. The FLHCF was founded in 2004 in Ruleville.
• $225,000 for Bolivar County Community facility in Rosedale.
• $2,250,000 for IT Montgomery Home restoration in Mound Bayou.
• $37,500 for Cary Christian Center facility in Sharkey County.
• $1,465,000 for Rural Hinds County Utilization Project.
• $3,000,000 for Jackson State University Center for Living, Learning and Cultural Engagement.
• $1,000,000 for Tougaloo College, for the Reuben V. Anderson Institute for Social Justice.
Thompson’s tour will include stops to present checks at the Central Mississippi, Inc., Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, I.T. Montgomery House, Cary Christian Center and Bolivar County Community Facility.
The twelve-bill government funding package will help middle class families with the cost of living, create American jobs, supports the vulnerable and works to help small businesses and restaurants that are key to the local economy.