Neshoba County receives $208,244 Community Development Block Grant for ADA Improvements to Coliseum

Governor Phil Bryant has provided notice that the Neshoba County Board of Supervisor’s application for Public Facility Improvement funds through the Community Development Block Grant Program for $208,244 has been approved for funding by the Mississippi Development Authority. 

Through this grant project, the Board will make ADA improvements to the Neshoba County Coliseum by installation of a wheelchair lift from the concourse level to the floor level inside the coliseum.  The total project cost is anticipated to be approximately $225,000. 

“This improvement demonstrates the Board’s commitment to ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities at our public facilities and we appreciate the assistance of Governor Bryant, MDA, our legislators, and East Central Planning and Development District in securing this grant that the County has sought for a number of years,” said Allen White, Board President.

The County will begin the project by seeking an engineering or architectural firm to engineer and design the project that will be bid next spring, with hopes that construction will begin in the summer of 2020.  The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors extend their thanks to Senator Jenifer Branning, Representatives Scott Bounds and Michael Ted Evans, Kawana McCary with East Central Planning and Development District, Yates Engineering Corporation and the Mississippi Development Authority for their help and assistance in securing this grant.

The Neshoba County Coliseum is the most versatile multipurpose facility in East Central Mississippi – it is The Perfect Place for various events.  The facility’s main arena features nearly 38,000 square feet of customizable space surrounded by a 21,116 square foot concourse.