Lakeylah White, Director
The Department of Federal & State Programs (FSP) serves to administer several programs that are funded in large part by federal or state funding opportunities. The Department has a working relationship with a variety of agencies - Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to name a few.
The primary functions of FSP include Community Development, Hub City Transit, Metropolitan Planning Organization, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Brownfields and Grant Writing. The Department also provides staff support to the Cable Advisory Board. Please click below to read more about each of these program areas.
HousingHattiesburg is an entitlement city under the rules of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and as such, receives an annual allocation of funding from both the CDBG and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).
Disability AdvocateThe mission of the Disability Program as implemented by the City of Hattiesburg is to ensure inclusion of residents with disabilities in all aspects of the community by addressing ADA established laws that protect the rights of the disabled and require adherence by local government.
Economic DevelopmentThe City of Hattiesburg Façade Improvement Program (FAÇADE) is intended to encourage building renovations that address blighting conditions in Hattiesburg’s downtown area by offering financial assistance to property owners or tenants who improve the exterior appearance of the downtown building.
Cable Advisory Board
Cable Advisory BoardThe City of Hattiesburg’s Cable Advisory Board is tasked with making recommendations to the Mayor regarding franchise agreements with traditional television cable providers and other non-traditional video service providers as necessary. The City of Hattiesburg currently has a franchise agreement in place with Comcast.
Bank On Hattiesburg
Bank On HattiesburgThe City of Hattiesburg, local banks, credit unions, and non-profit organizations have joined forces to increase wealth and financial literacy among area families.
Community Development Housing OrganizationsA Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a private nonprofit organization that: 1. Is organized under State or Local laws; 2. No part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual; 3. Is neither controlled by, nor under the direction of, individuals or entities seeking to derive profit or gain from the organization. The CHDO will have staff capacity to complete the activity identified and be certified by the City of Hattiesburg as an eligible CHDO and remain eligible through this process until project completion.
Downpayment Assistance Program
Downpayment Assistance ProgramThe Downpayment Assistance Program is intended to provide financial assistance to low- to moderate-income (LMI) households, acquiring their first home and to encourage successful, sustainable homeownership.
Job Access Reverse CommuteThe JARC Program provides low cost transportation to jobs and employment-related activities such as child care and job training activities for public assistance recipients and eligible low-income individuals who are 18 years of age or older. JARC has had a dramatic impact on the lives of thousands of low income families transitioning from welfare to work in many states and is now available to Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar County residents. Applications are available at the Hattiesburg MPO office of Federal & State Programs located at 308 Newman Street (Train Depot) in Hattiesburg, MS.
Tech Committee Meetings
Tech Committee MeetingsAll HPFL-MPO Technical Committee Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of each quarter at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility located at 308 Newman Street, Hattiesburg, MS at 10:00 a.m.
Policy Committee Meetings
Policy Committee MeetingsAll HPFL-MPO Policy Committee Meetings are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each quarter at the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility located at 308 Newman Street, Hattiesburg, MS at 10:00 a.m.
GISThe Purpose of the GIS Division is to provide mapping and geographic analysis for the Hattiesburg urbanized area to all city departments and the citizens of Hattiesburg.