Mississippi Municipality & County Water Infrastructure Grant Program

The Mississippi Legislature and Governor Tate Reeves created the Mississippi Municipality & County Water Infrastructure Grant Program Act (MCWI) to provide approximately $450 Million of matching funds to eligible entities for making necessary investments in water, waste water and stormwater infrastructure. All funds must be obligated by August 30, 2024, and expended by September 30, 2026. The program is a reimbursement-based program where subrecipients can submit reimbursement requests for eligible costs incurred on approved projects.

Procurement Training Video

Reimbursement Requests Portal Walkthrough

MCWI subrecipients may request a preliminary compliance review from HORNE prior to procurement and contract execution. 

* This review is optional.

Upon request, HORNE’s MCWI Program Administration Team, contracted through the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will perform a review of:

  1. pre-solicitation documents,
  2. post-solicitation/pre-contract documents.

Subrecipients may request either or both reviews.

Although this review cannot guarantee full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, this offering is designed to provide additional technical assistance to subrecipients in curing defects before procurement steps have been taken or contracts have been executed.

l

To request a review, please complete the following steps:

  • Download the procurement and contract worksheet.
  • Complete the worksheet to the extent possible given the current project stage and upload to the MCWI Portal along with relevant documents.
  • Email [email protected] and include the subject “REQUEST FOR PRELIMINARY REVIEW [Include Subaward #]”
  • Additionally, the following webinars and other resources remain available to all subrecipients.
  • At this time, the Program Administration Team is requesting a minimum of 14 days to review any request. This may be subject to change depending on the volume of requests received.
p

Frequently Asked Questions

p

Recent Updates

01-02-24 - MCWI preliminary compliance review

MCWI Preliminary Procurement Compliance Review

04-20-23 - Senate Bill No. 2444

Senate Bill No. 2444 to revise the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure Grant Program

03-30-23 - FAQ Update

The FAQ document was updated to reflect changes.

h

Senate Bill No. 2444 to revise the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure Grant Program administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

i

Senate Bill No. 2822 to establish the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure Grant Program Act of 2022 administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

i

These regulations, adopted pursuant to Senate Bill No. 2822, shall govern the Mississippi Municipality and County Water Infrastructure (MCWI) Grant Program and its implementation.

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country. 

h

Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Overview of the Final Rule U.S. from the Department of The Treasury – a simplified user guide to the final rule provisions. 

i

The Secretary of the Treasury is issuing an interim final rule to implement the amendments made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.

Subrecipient Compliance

Subrecipeints awarded MCWI Grant funds are required to comply with all terms and conditions outlined in their Subaward Agreement(s) to receive reimbursement for eligible costs incurred on their project(s). These requirements include, but are not limited to, submission of all required procurement and reimbursement documentation, and all quarterly and final progress reports for all MCWI projects. It is the duty of the subrecipient to submit the required documentation into the Grant Portal. If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]

Disclaimer

This page will serve as an information hub for applicants, subrecipients, and interested parties for the life of the program. It will be periodically updated with information provided by the U.S. Treasury as well as pertinent information specific to the program as may be determined by MDEQ. Subrecipients should not use this site as their sole basis for knowledge regarding federal requirements associated with ARPA programs.  

Need More Help?

Archive

Resources

Data Tools

Past Updates

01-25-23 - FAQ Update

The FAQ document was updated to reflect changes.

12-16-22 - Regulations Update

The Regulations document was updated to reflect changes.

12-13-22 - Scoring System Update

The Scoring system document was updated to reflect changes.

09-30-22 - FAQ Update

The FAQ document was updated to reflect changes.

09-23-22 - FAQ Update

The FAQ document was updated to reflect changes.

09-15-22 - Application Portal Questions

Updated Application Portal Questions document

09-15-22 - Procurement Training Video

Added Procurement Training Video

09-13-22 - State of MS MAGIC link

Link updated

09-13-22 - Data Tools added

Data tools add

09-06-22 - Application Portal Questions

The Application Portal Questions document was updated to reflect changes.

08-17-22 - Grant Program Regulations

The Regulations document was updated to reflect changes.

08-17-22 - Scoring System Update

The Scoring System document was updated to reflect changes.