EPA says $74.9M in water infrastructure funding headed to MS in 2022. What will Jackson get?
Dec 17, 2021
Jackson will have the chance to apply for a portion of $74.9 million in federal water and sewer infrastructure funds the Environmental Protection Agency is making available to Mississippi in 2022 as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
In a letter to all 50 governors, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said low-income communities and communities of color should be given priority to the funds made available to each state through the law.
“From Jackson to Houston, New Orleans to St. James Parrish, environmental-justice communities are concerned that they will be shut out of accessing water infrastructure funding from the (state revolving funds),” he said. “States and the EPA can and must do better with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”