Introduction and General Policy Statement

Current through April 7, 2022

The Mississippi State Port Authority (sometimes referred to herein as the "MSPA" or the "Port Authority") continues to rebuild the Port at Gulfport which was nearly completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. In response to the devastation, Congress allocated federal aid through a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant to reestablish a sustainable port. The federal aid purposes are supported by the policies of the Mississippi State Port Authority and described in this Section 3 Plan.

This Section 3 Plan outlines and describes the Mississippi State Port Authority's policies for notifying Section 3 residents and business concerns about employment, training and contracting opportunities and the Port Authority's, including its Contractors and Subcontractors, obligations concerning outreach, recordkeeping, monitoring and enforcement activities to ensure the Port Authority is, to the greatest extent feasible, directing employment and contracting opportunities to Section 3 residents and business concerns.

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