$61.6M in federal funding announced for flood risk reduction projects

27 May 2021

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Governor Edwards announced on Thursday $61.6 million in federal funding for 16 flood risk reduction projects throughout the state as part of the Watershed Projects Grant Program: Local and Regional: Round 1.

The Round 1 funding opportunity is part of the state's Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in federal Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds.

"Last week, heavy rains once again inundated flood-weary communities throughout Louisiana, underscoring our state's increasing flood risk and urgent need for better flood risk reduction. Today, I'm heartened to announce relief is on the way," Gov. Edwards said. "Through the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, we are working to fight flooding on a large scale with immediate and long-term solutions. These projects move us in the right direction."

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