Q May a municipality donate the use of its facilities, including related utilities and janitorial services, to a local nonprofit business development/cultural group? Specifically, this nonprofit exists to promote the downtown area, and is a member of the Mississippi Main Street Association.

A A municipality may donate to a qualified local economic development organization or a designated main street program, as contemplated in Sections 21-19-44 and 21-19-44.1. This donation may be funds, the provision of office space at no charge, in-kind services, municipal resources and any utilities associated with the provision of office space. (Attorney Generalís Opinions to Dye, February 13, 2015)