Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring in the Cherokee Community of Pascagoula, Mississippi Project 2024-2025

In 2022,  The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) applied for and was awarded $500,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) Competitive Air Quality Monitoring Grant funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to monitor ambient air for the air pollutants of greatest concern to the Cherokee Community.

MDEQ was also awarded an additional $125,425 to expand the air monitoring project from EPA funded by the Inflation Reduction Act for Clean Air Act Grants of 2022 (CAA IRA). MDEQ received the funds in July and October 2023. The air quality monitoring will begin July 2024 and run for one year.

March 21, 2024 Informational Meeting

On March 21, 2024 MDEQ hosted an informational Meeting regarding the air quality monitoring project.


For more information contact

James, Laura (601)961-5675).