$4 million in Katrina aid given to coast schools

Published 4:28 pm Friday, August 10, 2007

Nearly $4 million in Hurricane Katrina aid will go to schools on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott said Thursday.

The grants, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, were given to the to the Greene County and Gulfport school districts.

“Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed buildings and livelihoods in South Mississippi, we are still hard at work repairing the damage,” said Cochran, R-Miss. “Great progress has been made, but we must always look to the future. This assistance will help restore facilities and amenities used by young people in Gulfport and Greene County and therefore allow students to once again use these venues for learning and enrichment.”

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About $1.1 million will go to Greene County and the remainder will go to repair Gulfport schools.

“The return of August reminds us that there is nothing more important than the continued improvement and repair of schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina,” said Lott, R-Miss. “Our rebuilding efforts are far from complete, and this welcomed funding will help ensure that our children will have the resources needed for success.”