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Mississippi Recovery Fact Sheet - Tracks key recovery indicators, including FEMA and Small Business Administration assistance, debris removal, sales tax collections, employment rates and other relevant information.


One Year After Katrina: Progress Report on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal - Details state recovery efforts in the first year.


Long-Term Community Recovery Plans - Adopted by local governments, these plans identify rebuilding and restoration projects in the areas of housing, economic development, infrastructure, public services and facilities, and emergency services:


Grant Matrix -  Lists funding opportunities for a wide-range of needs, such as health care, education, infrastructure and the arts.  Provides details for each grant, including guidelines, eligible applicants, funding amounts, deadlines and contact information.


DMR Wetlands Permitting Brochure -A tool for developers that describes the wetlands permitting process and provides contact information for the Department of Marine Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal Final Report: 

After Katrina: Building Back Better Than Ever


Mississippi Renewal Forum hosted by the Governor's Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, & Renewal:

Summary Report: Recommendations for Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

A Pattern Book for Rebuilding Gulf Coast Neighborhoods

Final Team Reports


Home Builders Workshop, May 24, 2006, Biloxi, MS: (Additional information available in Home Builders section)

Powerpoint Presentation, GO Zone Summary, Summary Report on Building Performance


Testimony of Robert Shea, Acting Director of Operations, Federal Emergency Management Agency before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Operations, May 24, 2006




Home Builders Workshop

Congress for the New Urbanism Conference, Gavin Smith, June 3, 2006

FEMA 550 - Recommended Residential Construction for the Gulf Coast

Mitigation Assessment Team




2005 Supplemental Appropriations Bill - Public Law 109-148,, Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006


2006 Supplemental Appropriations Bill - Public Law 109-234, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006


2007 Supplemental Appropriations Bill - Public Law 110-28, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007


Senate Bill No. 2943 - Mississippi Gulf Coast Region Utility Act (2006 Regular Session)


House Bill No. 1406 - Requiring certain counties to enforce certain building code requirements (2006 Regular Session)


House Bill 1323 - Authorizing rebuilding of destroyed residential structures regardless of lot size. (2006 Regular Session)


House Bill 1500 - Mississippi Economic Growth and Redevelopment Act of 2007 (2007 Regular Session)


House Bill 1390 - To amend the Mississippi Small Enterprise Development Act to include small and mid-sized businesses. (2007 Regular Session)