The Clarion-Ledger, 3/9/9

The city of Jackson is expected to get at least $13.2 million in federal stimulus money, city officials told the Jackson City Council today.

The money will be dedicated to programs throughout the city, from road repairs to public buses to law enforcement. It is part of the $787 billion federal stimulus bill signed into law last month.

Marcus Ward, the chief of staff for Mayor Frank Melton, said the $13.2 million was set aside in federal formulas. He said the city is also applying for competitive grant money.

“The $13.2 million is the running total,” Ward said. “There’s more to come.”