A Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development and business activity, either at the federal, state, or local level in Forrest County, Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Commerce provides government grants to Forrest County local Chambers of Commerce as well as grants through multiple bureaus. It also provides market development awards for non-profit industries, including trade associations. Local Chambers of Commerce may also help member businesses secure Small Business Administration grants, business development grants, and economic development funding. Chambers of Commerce provide information about government grant programs on their websites.
Area Development Partnership Hattiesburg MS 1 Convention Center Plaza 39401 601-296-7500
Petal Chamber of Commerce Petal MS 117 North Main Street 39465 601-583-3306
A Veterans Affairs Department provides services to veterans, including veterans from the Armed Forces and Reserves in Forrest County, Mississippi. The federal VA, as well as local Forrest County branches, provide government grants for veterans in rural areas, homeless providers grants, community agency grants, and nurse retention grants. The Forrest County VA also provides cemetery grants and supportive services grants for veterans and their families. VA grants both go to agencies, organizations, and individual veterans. The VA provides more information about government grants on its website.
Forest County Veterans Administration Hattiesburg MS 1200 Corinne Street 39401 601-583-0564
Veterans of Foreign Wars Hattiesburg MS 210 Ronie Street 39401 601-582-9314
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5397 Hattiesburg MS 108 Market Street 39401 601-582-4103
A Department of Transportation is a state or federal agency that plans and develops transportation systems and infrastructure in Forrest County, Mississippi. The federal Department of Transportation offers several Forrest County government grants, including grants for road, rail, transit, and port projects, as well as car and vanpool projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit research and safety improvements. State Departments of Transportation provide grants for private operators, senior centers, non-profits, and transit systems. Forrest County government grant information is available on the Department of Transportation website.
Hattiesburg District Department of Transportation Hattiesburg MS 6356 U.s. 49 39401 601-544-6511
A Housing Authority provides low-income rental housing, rental assistance programs, and other housing assistance for eligible individuals and families in Forrest County, Mississippi. At the federal level, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operates over 20 government grant programs, including affordable housing development grants, community and economic development grants, fair housing grants, and rental assistance grants. HUD also offers Forrest County supportive housing and services grants. Housing Authority grants can help fund Forrest County low-income housing, local housing assistance programs, and provide grants for housing assistance such as Section 8.
Hattiesburg Housing Authority Hattiesburg MS 805 Charles Street 39401 601-582-9955
Mississippi State Regional Housing Hattiesburg MS 4692 U.s. 49 39401 601-582-7664
A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration in Forrest County, Mississippi. Social Security provides services for eligible people, including retirement benefits, and it also provides government grants. Social Security's research and demonstration grants fund innovative research that help manage and administer Forrest County Social Security programs. Service grants support beneficiaries return to work and access rehabilitation services. Local Forrest County offices can help with grant applications. Social Security Offices provide more information about their government grants on their websites.
Hattiesburg Social Security Office Hattiesburg MS 1911 Broadway Drive 39402 866-331-2186