The Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act comes from a nationwide advocacy effort by law enforcement, professional firefighters, and volunteer firefighter communities. Mississippi is only one of three states that does not have a local benefits policy for occupational hazards as it relates to first responders.
The MAS Office has continued to work close with MDOT regarding the next steps for the ERBR Funds. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) anticipates the bond proceeds will be deposited into the ERBR Fund by the first part of February. MDOT will send each awarded agency a “notice of award” amount and the next steps leading to the distribution of funds. Award letters are anticipated to be mailed in the first part of February also. Each notice of award amount will be accompanied by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the awarded agency and MDOT.
On Tuesday January 22nd, the Mississippi Transportation Commission awarded $213 million of the $250 million for local emergency infrastructure projects. These projects will repair or replace 200 county bridges severely restricting mobility, including 99 that are currently closed and another 91 that have posted weight restrictions. These projects were selected from a pool of applications totaling 690 applications. The total financial request of the 690 applications almost totaled $1 billion.
Applications for the 2019 MAS Minority Caucus Scholarship are now available. Click HERE for more information.
The Final Agenda for the 2019 Mid-Winter Legislative Conference is now available. Click HERE to see the agenda.
If your county supports expanding broadband into rural areas please downlod this link for the resolution. Send signed resolution to your legislators.
Applications for project funding under the Emergency Road & Bridge Repair Fund are now available. Counties should consult with their engineers to complete the applications, which must be filed online.
Click on the following links for more information.
Applications for the 2019 MAS County Employee Scholarship are now available. Click here for more information.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
An updated Agenda is now available for the 2018 Fall Educational Workshop scheduled for October 9-11, 2018 in Tupelo.
Click HERE to see the latest agenda, including general assembly topics and scheduled speakers.
Pre-registration closes on October 1, but you can register onsite.