Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area: http://www.msgulfcoastheritage.ms.gov
The City of Moss Point was awarded an $11,500.00 grant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area (MGNHA). The grant is made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legistlature and Annual Congressional appropriations to the National Park Services that passes funds to National Heritage Area (NHA) entities.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area's goal is to enhance, conserve, promote, and provide connectivity among the Mississippi Gulf Coast's many heritage resources. These resources serve as a source of pride and identity for residents who are stakeholders in this conservation effort. These resources provide heritage tourists with authentic experiences reflective of the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.
"Residents benefit from increased awareness and appreciation of their environment, history, culture, traditions, and lifestyles. The economic effects of cultural and nature tourism benefit the entire region, and support the long-term enhancement and conservation of those qualities that make the Mississippi Gulf Coast unique", states Rhonda Price, Director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.