administered under the Gulf Coast Regional Infrastructure Plan
administered in Katrina CDBG funds
Each project is unique. It has a has a specific set of operations, agencies and individuals focused on a singular goal. At Gouras & Associates, LLC, our goal is to assist each client in completing its project on time and in compliance with the grant requirements. The team applies years of knowledge, skills, and proven techniques to press projects towards a successful closeout.
Innovation, adaptation, and collaboration are critical to competitiveness, job creation and economic development. Gouras & Associates, LLC works closely with clients to evaluate sites, development options, and, ultimately incentives. Gouras & Associates, LLC goes beyond helping clients apply for incentives: throughout the duration of the project the team assists clients with cataloging eligible project costs, facilitating communications with stakeholders, and closing out the incentives.
Gouras & Associates, LLC is a financial consulting firm in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Chris G. Gouras, Jr., principal, has been securing and administering Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) as well as state and local incentives since January 1994. Most recently, Gouras & Associates has worked with disaster recovery grants for relief from Hurricane Katrina (KCDBG) and Hurricane Michael. The firm began working on KCDBG projects in 2006, and to date it has secured and administered over $750MM in KCDBG funds for cities, counties, utility authorities, and private companies for training, economic development, and community revitalization purposes.
Gouras & Associates, LLC also helps developers obtain and leverage state and local incentives for real estate developments. These incentives range from $150,000 grants for infrastructure to $96MM in reimbursements for eligible project costs.
The Gouras & Associates, LLC team includes:
Chris G. Gouras, Jr., Gouras & Associates, Principal/Consultant
Christiana S. Sugg, In-House Counsel
Felicity Edwards, Associate Consultant
J. Corinne Graham, Associate Consultant, Financial Management, Citizen Participation/Procurement, Acquisition
Mauree Gouras, Labor Standards Compliance
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: (601) 605-8128 or fill out the following form
Gouras & Associates, LLC performs work on HUD-assisted projects covered by 24 CFR Part 135 (Section 3). The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing. For information on Section 3 and how to claim the Section 3 preference, please contact us.