With more than $8,305.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $7,642.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in Mississippi. There are 46,137 business establishments in the state of Mississippi, and they break down to the following:

Mississippi Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 25,439 registered businesses in Mississippi have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 8,602 registered businesses in Mississippi have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 5,186 registered businesses in Mississippi have 10-19 employees.
  • 4,180 registered businesses in Mississippi have 20-99 employees.
  • 1,111 registered businesses in Mississippi have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 1,619 registered businesses in Mississippi have over 500 employees.

Mississippi Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 4,761 registered businesses in Mississippi are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 2,237 registered businesses in Mississippi are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 4,864 registered businesses in Mississippi are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 6,597 registered businesses in Mississippi are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 42,000 farms in the state of Mississippi.

Starting and managing a small business in Mississippi is not an easy task. Over $28,452,219,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of Mississippi and more than 14,797 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in Mississippi, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in Mississippi, contact Mississippi financial aid agencies, or

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Current online applicants in Mississippi are browsing from the following cities: Greenwood, Caledonia, Walnut Grove, Anguilla, Bay Springs, Cascilla, Golden, Hickory Flat, Lucedale, Heidelberg

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP) - Continuing Training Grants - Mississippi State University (apply)

Funding Number: DHS 22 NPD 005 00 02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security - FEMA
Category: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification)
Funding Amount: $2,000,000
Herpetofauna Survey at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Mississippi (apply)

Funding Number: W9126G 22 2 SOI 3684
Agency: Department of Defense, Fort Worth District
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $95,500
Mississippi Conservation Delivery Technical Assistance – FY2022 (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MS CONTA 22 NOFO0001196
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Post Construction Monitoring and Habitat Assessment of Gulf Sturgeon in Response to Ship Island Restoration Efforts by the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0008
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $173,000
Avian Monitoring and Analysis in Upper Mississippi River Floodplain (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 22 SOI 0004
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $100,000
Mississippi Notice of Funding Opportunity for Cooperative Agreements for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MS MULTI 21 NOFO0001088
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Environmental Life History and Genetic Structure of River Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus spp.) in the Lower Mississippi River (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 21 SOI 0007
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $50,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Mississippi (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R04 1875
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $44,568,018
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,027,077
Evaluating Non-floodplain Wetlands for Flood-Risk Reduction and Nutrient Mediation in the Mississippi River Basin (apply)

Funding Number: W81EWF 20 SOI 0037
Agency: Department of Defense, Engineer Research and Development Center
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $250,000

 

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