About the Governmental Functions Division
The Governmental Functions Division provides a wide variety of both administrative and technical services to local governments and other related entities. Please see below for examples:
- Provides technical support to several E-911 districts
- Responds to requests for IT support utilizing the "IT Ticket Que System"
Supplies support and training for the District-owned court management system
- Offers accounting software and support for counties and municipalities
- Purchases (bulk) and/or prints tax receipts and statement cards for counties and municipalities
- Provides hardware, software, and network maintenance for counties and municipalities
- Offers statewide network and Internet services
- Supplies solid waste collection design and operation assistance to counties and municipalities
- Conducts successful household hazardous waste collection days in Lee County and Oxford
- Provides administrative support to the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority
- Supplies administrative support to the GM&O Rails-to-Trails Recreational District of North Mississippi
Tuition Assistance Program
The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is a partnership created for counties within Three Rivers Planning and Development District that will allow high school seniors to receive tuition assistance for four regular semesters at a community college. TAP is a ten-year program with a $25,000 maximum grant per year from Three Rivers that requires a local/private match equal to the lesser of 4 to 1 or the equivalent of what one mill will produce in the participating county. Three Rivers administers the TAP at no cost to the participating counties.
Students in participating counties that wish to apply should contact the Financial Aid Department at the community college they desire to attend for further information. Federal grants, state grants, scholarships, and
VA benefits shall be applied first toward tuition with TAP being the last funding source applied. Participating students shall enroll in and successfully complete twelve semester hours and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
Counties with locally-established tuition assistance programs already in place shall be eligible to establish a separate community and economic development program with Three Rivers whereby the ten-year $25,000 grant shall be made available if matched as described above with local/private monies.