The County's Grants Department was established in January 2008 to help other County departments track and manage current grants; along with researching and soliciting new grants.

The Grants Department is also responsible for developing the filing policies and paperwork procedures in order to meet the deadlines and requirements set by the Funders. The Department is managed by the Director, who reports to the County Administrator.

Grant Money

Jackson County currently manages nearly $100 million in State and Federal grant money from sources such as:

  • CDBG
  • CIAP
  • FEMA
  • HUD
  • MDA
  • MDEQ
  • MEMA
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Jackson County GOMESA Priority Implementation Plan

Other Duties

  • Research, identify, apply for, and monitor federal, state, local, and private grants for the county.
  • Assists other county departments with their application and monitoring processes for grants they initiate, as well.
  • Provide oversight, management, coordination and monitoring of a variety of inter and intra-departmental projects and county-wide programs.
  • Acts as liaison between federal, state, local and private grants for other county departments, as requested.
  • Generate grant program and policy related recommendations for elected officials and county staff and assist in its implementation.
  • Facilitate the preparation and timely submission of monthly, quarterly, annually and/or bi-annual reports to state, federal, and local authorities.
  • Facilitates any negotiation disputes and/or changes regarding project or program initiatives and compliance.
  • Coordinate the auditing, monitoring and scheduling of grant reports of various departments and coordinate with Finance to set up accounts for each individual grant.
  • Prepare budgets, analyses and periodic reports reflecting grant fund status.