The Sun Herald, 1/29/9

An additional $60 million in grant money has been awarded for projects in Hancock County, Gov. Haley Barbour said today.

The projects compose the second round of funding in the total $200 million ‘Ground Zero’ Program, which applies specifically in Hancock County, where some of Hurricane Katrina’s most serious damage occurred.

There has been more than $145 million designated for Hancock County ‘Ground Zero’ projects so far.

“The Ground Zero program is meeting unique recovery needs in Hancock County through projects identified, prioritized and submitted by the county government and the cities of Waveland and Bay St. Louis,” Barbour said. “Local people requested these projects to help restore the county’s public services and make the local economy whole again.”