Medicaid Waiver
The Elderly and Disabled Waiver is a statewide program designed to offer assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. This program allows qualified individuals to remain in a home or community-based setting.  Beneficiaries must be 21 years of age or older, persons qualify by either SSI, or 300% of SSI; (There is no PLAD group.), beneficiaries must score 50 or above on the Medicaid Long-Term Care Pre-Admission Screening (PAS) instrument, and persons must require nursing facility level of care, if assistance is not provided. All persons who are eligible to receive Home and Community-Based Services under this Waiver must first be approved through the Division of Medicaid.  Services offered include:

  • Case Management
  • Homemaker Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Escorted Transportation
  • Adult Day Care
  • Respite
  • Home Health Aid

Planning & Development
The District assists local governments with the following Grants & Programs:


  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
  • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grants
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grants
  • Redistricting
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Census Information
  • United States Department of Justice Grants - Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)
  • Mississippi Department of Public Safety Grants - Local Law Enforcement Block Grants (LLEBG), Alcohol Countermeasure Grant Program, DUI Enforcement Program
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Grants
  • Mississippi Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Grants
  • Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)/ Mississippi Forestry Commission Grants - Transportation Enhancement Tree Planting Program
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Mississippi Forestry Commission - Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
  • United States Department of Agriculture  (USDA) Grant Program - Rural Development Community Facilities Grant
  • Keep Mississippi Beautiful (KMB) & People Against Litter (PAL) Program
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Area Agency on Aging
ECPDD serves as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) with programs and services funded through the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging & Adult Services, and the Mississippi  Department of Employment Security.  Theses services directly or indirectly impact the lives of older persons, but all work together with the common interest of improving the quality of life for older individuals. Services include:


  • Congregate Meals
  • ​Emergency Response
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker Services
  • Information & Referral
  • Legal Assistance
  • Ombudsman
  • Outreach
  • Respite
  • SHIP
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
  • Transportation

East Central Planning & Development District - P.O. Box 499 - 280 Commercial Drive - Newton, Mississippi 39345

Clarke - Jasper - Kemper - Lauderdale - Leake - Neshoba - Newton - Scott - Smith

"Assisting local units of Government"