Who may apply?
This program is for Counties and Municipalities within the State of Mississippi only.
We are accepting applications from August 3rd - October 15th
Please begin your RPA (Request for Public Assistance) by Registering Your Account.
If you need assistance with your MERP RPA, call our support center at 1-844-5-CAREMS (227367)
Thanks to Mississippi’s House Bill 1799, Senate Bill 3047, and Governor Reeves, the state has established the Mississippi Emergency Relief Program for Counties and Municipalities. This grant makes reimbursement funding available from the CARES Act to all Mississippi Counties and Municipalities recovering from the extra expenses incurred because of COVID-19. All participating Counties and Municipalities must fill out a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) and, once approved, submit projects for reimbursement through the Mississippi Emergency Relief Program.
“This program will help ensure a full 100% reimbursement of COVID-19 expenses, eliminating the burden for our local leaders to make tough decisions regarding tax increases to curtail the costs of this pandemic. Mississippians are suffering, lives and jobs have been lost. The last thing hardworking Mississippians want is to see more tax dollars taken out of their pockets.” Greg Michel, MEMA Executive Director.