Entergy challenges cities in ‘Mississippi Makeover’ competition

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 6, 2012

“Mississippi Makeover,” a community improvement project grant competition sponsored by Entergy Mississippi Inc., will provide $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in in-kind donations, the company announced.

The competition is open to all cities and towns served by Entergy Mississippi. The winning community must match the grant with at least $25,000 in cash and $25,000 of in-kind support.

Entrants must demonstrate how their project will improve overall quality of life and identify resources to sustain the project beyond the competition. Judges will come from the state’s community development organizations and the Entergy Mississippi Contributions Committee.

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“Our goal with this project is to get Mississippians thinking about the unique qualities of their communities and how they can enhance them,” said Entergy spokesman Don Arnold. “We hope Mississippi Makeover will help our friends and neighbors boost quality of life, job creation, healthy living and cultural achievement in Mississippi.”

Applications are due Aug. 15, and the winner will be announced in October. The makeover, which will involve Entergy employees as volunteers, will be in the spring.

For more information, contact Liz Brister at 601-969-2440, or visit entergymississippi.com/our_community.

Entergy Mississippi provides electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties.