BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The state has asked Hancock County for $6 million in funds not spent on a "property acquisition" project.
The project is a limited buy-out plan designated to reduce the repetitive losses of residents in low-lying areas of Hancock County.
The Sea Coast Echo reports (http://bit.ly/ACpsm3) that the county has not spent any of the $10 million it was allotted in 2008.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn says the county would keep the other $4 million and could get the $6 million back if there is a need.
Like all the other Hurricane Katrina-related projects, Flynn said county officials must submit the paperwork, MEMA then submits that to FEMA to be reimbursed.
Flynn says by the board of supervisors' own estimates, it will need only $4 million.
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