**MAAG Office will be closed on Friday, April 3rd for Good Friday**
Meetings & Conferences
RESCHEDULED: MAAG Annual Dinner - April 30, 2015
Check here for the next board meeting and for upcoming conferences and training sessions.
Fairs & Festivals & Events
Every Thrus. - Test & Tune - Millington, TN
Every Thrus. - Spring Hootnanny Hoedown - Olive Branch, MS
Apr. 4 - Easter Bunny Hop - Collierville, TN
Apr. 6 - Tour de Grizz - Memphis, TN
Apr. 11 - Lawn & Garden EXPO - Brighton, TN
Apr. 11 - MEMFix: The Pinch - Memphis, TN
Apr. 11 - Relay for Life - Somerville, TN
Apr. 17-19 - Swan Lake - Memphis, TN
Apr. 18-19 - 150th Anniversary Civil War - Henning, TN
Apr. 18 - Fayette County Cares Plant Sale - Oakland, TN
Apr. 19 - Earth Day 5K - Memphis, TN
Apr. 21-25 - SpringFest - Southaven, MS
Apr. 25-26 - Turtle Island Powwow - Millington, TN
Apr. 30 - Fayette Cares Golf Extravaganza - Oakland, TN
Check here for the latest area events.
On behalf of the entire Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) membership and executive board, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website. MAAG is an organization promoting and assisting in economic and community development in Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and Shelby counties in Tennessee, DeSoto County in Mississippi; and Crittenden County in Arkansas. As your partner in accessing federal and state resources, we hope you use MAAG as an organization to help you enhance, strengthen and sustain your community.
Among one of MAAG’s many goals is to cultivate and bridge individual resources in order to strengthen our competitiveness in this global economy. We believe that a strong regional presence within this economy expands opportunities for our individual members to enhance their citizens’ community quality of life.
As you examine our website, please take note of MAAG’s many accomplishments and the growing number of opportunities that we can assist both governments and businesses in. As we move ahead, MAAG continues to search for new ways to assist communities by helping to identify and implementing their vision for a better tomorrow.
Please join us as we work together for a better future.
Chairman Hugh Davis
What We Do
MAAG works closely with member governments and nonprofit organizations to identify, craft and advocate for legislation and public policy that serves to improve the overall quality of life for all residents.
We are the regional resource for federal programs supporting economic development initiatives. We are your regional advocate for economic and infrastructure concerns and a hub for regional, senior-level government leaders to dialogue and create synergistic relations.
Available Grant OpportunitiesDelta Regional Authority - States' Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) - OPEN
US Dept. of Transportation - TIGER Discretionary Grant -- May 4, 2015 & June 5, 2015
US Economic Development Administration - Economic Development Assistance Programs-Round 3 - June 21, 2015
TN Arts Commission - Arts Build Community(ABC) Grant - July 1, 2015
TN Recreation and Parks Association - Community Garden Grant
US Dept of Transportation - Transportation Alternatives Program
Check out the Day Trippin' Website to plan your next Day Trip!
MAAG represents municipalities in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden county in Arkansas and DeSoto county in Mississippi.
General Tennessee Development Districts Website
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Delta Regional Authority opens investment application period, launches new online tool to invest resources into region
Delta Regional Authority leverages federal resources to strengthen infrastructure to create local jobs and economic opportunity
Clarksdale, MS (April 23, 2015) -The Delta Regional Authority today launched the 2015 application cycle for the States' Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) with a new online tool to help drive strategic investments into the region. Read Article
Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan
Selected for National Planning Award
American Planning Association recognizes GREENPRINT 2015/2040 for Excellence in Sustainability
Seattle, WA (April 19, 2015) – GREENPRINT 2015/2040, the final plan of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan initiative, has been awarded the Excellence in Sustainability Award for a Plan. This prestigious award comes months after the Greenprint Plan was completed by a tri-state regional consortium of partners and formally released in February 2015. The plan effort was led by the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability. Read Article
Strengthening Communities Through the Arts
Nashville, TN (April 1, 2015) -- The Arts Commission is partnerhing with 13 arts and cultural agencies and development districts across the state to offer Arts Build Community (ABC) grants for Fiscal Year 2016. Read Article
Mississippi Main Street Programs Recieve National Accreditation for 2015
Jackson, MS (April 9, 2015) -- The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) announces that the following Main Street programs in Mississippi have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Read Article
MORE NEWS HERE
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