Gov. Edwards Announces $100 Million Funding Opportunity for Local and Regional Flood Mitigation Projects
22 Nov 2019
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BATON ROUGE — The state is accepting pre-applications from local and regional public entities to access $100 million in anticipated federal funds for projects that will address immediate flood mitigation needs throughout Louisiana.
The funding is part of the state’s proposed Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds. The state will soon submit this plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval and expects funding to be available in spring 2020. This step to solicit pre-applications will help ensure projects are ready for implementation when HUD approves the plan.
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - What are your public officials doing to prevent flooding? That’s an important question for most people; especially those who have had water in their homes.
The latest effort is called the Louisiana Watershed Initiative.
Flooding is a huge issue for many in Southwest Louisiana...
Public comments on a proposed action plan for spending $1.2 billion in federal funds dedicated to flood mitigation will be accepted through Nov. 29.
The proposed Action Plan outlines the state’s approach to funding projects, data collection, modeling and policy measures that align with the Louisiana Watershed Initiative's long-term...
As chief administrative officer of the Acadiana Planning Commission, Monique Boulet's job involves working across all political and economic boundaries. When it come to flood control or when new roads and highways are proposed, she and her team are front and center.
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