Mississippi universities and colleges receive huge grant

More than 10-point-six million dollars in federal disaster reimbursement funds are going to Mississippi colleges that suffered Katrina damage.

The University of Southern Mississippi is getting six million dollars, which is the largest amount of all six colleges benefiting from the money. The funding is intended to help the institutions recover from damages and expenses incurred as a result of the hurricane. Southern Mississippi officials say part of the money will be used to improve the university's cyber infrastructure.

The other colleges and universities benefiting from the grant are Jones Junior College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Mississippi State, Pearl River Community College, and William Carey University.