LWI Funded Projects

Water is one of the most defining features of Louisiana’s landscape. Our state’s future depends on how we manage that landscape and effectively reduce flood risk throughout Louisiana. This is the goal of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative. Project funding was designed to prioritization of projects within the watershed.  The project funding breakdown and current project awards can be viewed below.       

Local and Regional Watershed Projects and Programs$570,666,243
State Projects and Programs$327,757,590
Non-Federal Cost Share Assistance$96,988,107
Watershed Monitoring, Mapping and Modeling$145,670,040
Administrative Cost$48,556,680
Watershed Policy, Planning, and Local Capacity Assistance$24,278,340
Total Allocation$1,213,917,000

State Projects and Programs

Following the floods of 2016, the State identified numerous projects necessary for the immediate implementation of a more comprehensive flood mitigation strategy. In these cases, the state-through the LWI-awarded projects as selected through a non-competitive process for immediate implementation.

Program AreaAllocation
State Projects and Programs$327,757,590

Local and Regional Watershed Projects and Programs Funding Rounds

Funding DescriptionFunding Level
Round 1 Funding$100,000,000
Design Support Program and Round 2 Funding$200,000,000
Round 3 Funding (2024 or Later)$270,666,243