FEMA Obligates $32 Million for COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $32 million to the State of Mississippi for costs for the COVID-19 vaccine mission. The award provides expedited federal funding to reimburse 100% of costs related to the State’s vaccination program for a 90-day period. These costs can include: Equipment and supplies needed for storing, handling, […]

Stephen McCraney Appointed New Executive Director of MEMA

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Governor Tate Reeves appoints Stephen McCraney as the new Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. McCraney started his new duties as executive director following the governor’s announcement on January 28, 2021. “Stephen McCraney has done exceptional work with MEMA since 2016 and I am proud to elevate him to […]

MEMA Adding Registration Intake Center in Jackson County for Hurricane Zeta Survivors

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is opening an additional “Mississippi Registration Intake Center” in Jackson County to assist residents in applying for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Zeta. This will make a total of six Registration Intake Centers currently operating in the following counties: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone. The […]

Mississippi Registration Intake Centers Open to Assist Hurricane Zeta Victims Apply for Assistance

PEARL, Miss. –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will open five Mississippi Registration Intake Centers in the counties that were declared federal disasters following Hurricane Zeta. These Registration Intake Centers will serve the residents in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison and Stone Counties as they apply for Individual Assistance from FEMA. MEMA is currently waiting on […]

Renters Impacted by Zeta Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

BILOXI, Miss. (FEMA) – FEMA is reminding renters in Mississippi’s George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties whose homes and property were damaged by Hurricane Zeta that they are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. FEMA Individual Assistance is available to renters, including students, as well as homeowners. Federal grants can help pay […]

Residents, Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by Zeta Now Eligible for SBA Loans

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Residents in six Mississippi counties impacted by Hurricane Zeta are eligible to apply for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration to repair disaster-damaged real estate and personal property. Low-interest disaster loans are available to homeowners and renters in the following six counties: George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone Counties. […]

MEMA Joins the Nextdoor App

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recently joined Nextdoor, which is a private social network for neighborhoods and local communities. Through Nextdoor’s Public Agencies program, members of MEMA’s External Affairs team will have the capability to share valuable emergency preparedness, response and recovery information with residents. One element that sets Nextdoor apart […]

Federal Assistance Approved for Counties Impacted by Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) –  Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual and Public Assistance (FEMA-4576-DR-MS) for counties affected by Hurricane Zeta, was approved by President Trump. The storm impacted portions of Southeast Mississippi on October 28, 2020. Zeta slammed the Gulf Coast producing eight feet of storm surge and maximum wind gusts around 100 mph. “I […]

Small Business Administration Approves Working Capital Loans Due to Hurricane Zeta

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – Businesses in thirteen Mississippi counties are now eligible to apply for some federal aid following Hurricane Zeta. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations. Low-interest disaster loans are available in […]

MEMA Releases Final Reimbursements of CARES Act Funds

PEARL, Miss. (MEMA) – The final reimbursements of CARES Act funds have been dispersed to local governments through MEMA’s COVID-19 Relief Program. A total of $68,463,159.33 was paid out to Mississippi counties and municipalities to reimburse local governments for COVID-19 expenses. In August, Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency launched the COVID-19 […]