Emergency management officials met this weekend with federal agencies in hopes of getting assistance for victims of last week's tornadoes.
Officials in Greene and Walthall counties say they toured storm-ravaged areas with representatives from the Small Business Administration.
That agency could authorize low-interest loans for storm victims.
FEMA officials are toured tornado-damaged areas in the Dexter and Improve communities in Walthall County.
Jones and Lamar County officials are set to meet with the SBA.
"(A) presidential declaration requires about 100 homes to have major damage or destroyed...we have 23, so we're under the threshold for a federal declaration," said James Smith, Director of Emergency Management for Lamar County.
"So the next step down is the Small Business Administration and we're going to get what we can get out of it, for the people," Smith said.
Meanwhile, here's a final look at the number of homes damaged and injuries reported following last week's storms.: