Local and Regional Projects and Programs

This program provides funding and support to local and regional agencies to implement flood risk reduction projects and programs with demonstrable outcomes that improve community flood resilience. Funding is implemented in three distinct rounds, designed to encourage regional collaboration and prioritization of projects, allowing consideration of a broad array of impactful mitigation activities.

$570 MillionIn Funding Distributed in three rounds

Round 1Round 2Round 3

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Types of Eligible Projects

  • Restoration, enhancement or preservation of floodplains and wetlands
  • Flood mitigation of critical infrastructure and stormwater management projects
  • Buyout or elevation projects for flood-prone residential areas
  • Voluntary relocation projects to move residents out of high flood risk areas
  • Acquisition of floodplain easements in flood abatement areas or developments in repetitive loss areas
  • Major capital projects that improve flood resilience or provide regional stormwater detention
  • Implementation of resilient development standards and floodplain management regulations
  • Housing developments using resilient construction practices
  • Training and certification programs in resilient building methods
  • Training/internship programs in watershed data collection, modeling and resilient best practices
  • Projects developed through LWI’s watershed modeling, statewide planning and regional planning efforts

For more detail, see the Program Policies and Procedures


Round 1

Round 1 is a $100 million project-funding opportunity for eligible projects submitted by local and regional public entities. The focus is on implementation-ready, low-risk programs and projects that address flood risks through a watershed-based approach. The state scored submitted projects, with those scoring highest selected for $61.6 million in Round 1 funding. The remaining $40 million is distributed through regional project selections.

Map of Round 1 state and regional recommended projects

View the state and regional recommended projects and other Round 1 resources.

ROUND 1 STATE PROJECTS
Project Name Grantee Region Cost Description
Chatlin Lake Canal Backwater Overflow Relief Structure City of Alexandria 5 $10 million Construction of an outfall from Chatlin Lake Canal to the Red River
Bayou Duplantier Floodplain Acquisition East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 7 $8.5 million Purchase of about 200 acres along Bayou Duplantier to halt potential development in the area and preserve the floodway and floodplain in its natural condition
Ward Creek Floodplain Acquisition East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 7 $5.7 million Purchase of about 140 acres along Ward Creek to halt potential development in the area and preserve the floodway and floodplain in its natural condition
Ockley Basin Storage City of Shreveport 1 $5.36 million Clearing, grading and earthwork to construct flood storage areas at Mansfield Road and Texas Avenue, Forest Park and Avery Street and Lawhon Street
Huffman Creek Pump Station and Outfall Improvements City of Pineville 2 $5.29 million Demolition of two pump stations at Huffman Creek and development of an enlarged pump sump to accommodate two new hydraulic-driven pumps with capacity of 50,000 gallons per minute each




Requires the acquisition of two residential properties and relocation of tenants
Coulee Mine East Detention Project Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government 5 $4.73 million Construction of a landscaped detention pond
Cypress Bayou Green Infrastructure The Recreation and Park Commission of the Parish of East Baton Rouge 7 $4.69 million Increase depths of several ponds in the area and reroute stormwater from surrounding waterways and drainage systems to these storage areas and open land
Dellwood Drainage Pump Station Hardening City of Slidell 7 $3.3 million Construction of mechanical bar screens in front of the Dellwood Drainage Pump Station intake basin
Church Point Detention and Flood Proofing Town of Church Point 5 $2.94 million Construction of two detention ponds—"Low Bottom" along Bayou Plaquemine and "West Corporation Pond" near the intersection of West Corporation Street and La. Hwy. 95—and elevation of equipment and controls at the wastewater treatment facility, as well as installing a generator and a transfer switch
East Slidell Ring Levee St. Tammany Parish Government 7 $2.85 million Construction of about 18,500 linear feet of earthen levees to connect the gaps in the existing Slidell Ring Levee System, connecting existing Lakeshore Levee to the Kingspoint East Levee and the Kingspoint East Levee to U.S. Hwy. 190
Emergency Backup Pumps for Pump Stations Lafourche Parish Government 6 $1.9 million Purchase of eight new pumps to be used as backup at any of the 90 pump stations in Lafourche Parish
Horseshoe Canal Hardening City of Alexandria 5 $1.91 million Construction of about 290 linear feet of reinforced concrete box culvert at Horseshoe Canal across U.S. Hwy. 165/South Masonic Drive
Lee Street Drainage Pump Station Hardening City of Slidell 7 $1.83 million Construction of mechanical bar screens in front of the Lee Street Drainage Pump Station intake basin
Bonadona-Cataldo Drainage Pump Ascension Parish 6 $1.25 million Replacement of drainage elements serving the Bonadona-Cataldo subdivision, including road ditch regrading, culvert and catch basin improvements or installation and driveway and asphalt replacement
Coushatta Casino Resort Wastewater Treatment Plant Floodwall Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana 4 $749,000 Construction of a 4- to 5-foot floodwall around the perimeter of the Coushatta Casino Resort's Wastewater Treatment Plant
Town of Maringouin Drainage Improvements Town of Maringouin 6 $659,500 Improvements to the existing drainage systems, drainage structures and culverts, including sediment accumulation removal, regrading and hardening of open channels
ROUND 1 REGIONAL RECOMMENDED PROJECTS
Project Name Applicant Region Cost Description
East Natchitoches Drainage Improvements Natchitoches Parish 1 $3.43 million Construction of a stormwater conveyance ditch from the East Natchitoches Drainage Canal northward to an improved outfall at Cane River Lake
Foxskin Bayou Drainage Improvements Town of Haughton 1 $2.27 million Construction of channel improvements along about 6,600 linear feet of Foxskin Bayou and a stormwater retention pond
Bayou Lacombe Channel Improvements Town of Mansura 2 & 5 $5.69 million Hardening of 3,500 feet along Bayou Lacombe and selective clearing, snagging and debris removal of about a three-mile section of the bayou to remove obstructions from the flow channels
Drainage Crossing Replacements Town of Ball 2 $3.41 million Reconstruction of 12 drainage crossings within the Town of Ball including the use of concrete pipes, concrete headwalls, channel hardening and realignment, channel cleaning, erosion protection, possible roadway raising, pavement replacement and one bridge replacement
Youngs Bayou Detention Ponds City of Monroe 3 $2.68 million Construction of retention ponds near the confluence of Youngs Bayou, East Prong, West Prong, Oliver Road and Rogers Canal and adjacent to the Airport Canal
Portable Pumps Parishwide Ouachita Parish Police Jury 3 $2.68 million Procurement and operation of about 10 portable pumps to be used in Region 3, either on skids or trailer mounted, as well as site preparation for pump pads and intake/discharge piping for connection at the pumps
Georgia Street Pump Station City of Monroe 3 $500,000 Construction of a 45,000-gallon-per-minute pump station and one-mile force main to pump rainfall runoff to the Ouachita River
Replacement of Ball Park Lift Station City of Leesville 4 $630,900 Replacement of an existing wastewater pumping station with a new pumping station
Cypress Bayou and Coulee LaSalle Drainage Improvements St. Martin Parish Government 5 $1 million Regrading and enlargement of Cypress Bayou and Coulee LaSalle to increase the capacities from La. Hwy. 182 to Bayou Tortue at the Lafayette and St. Martin Parish line, as well as a bridge replacement on Hughes Road at Coulee LaSalle
Abbeville Area Vermilion River Bridge Debris Barrier System Vermilion Parish Police Jury 5 $550,000 Excavation and removal of sediment that has built up under bridge crossings and installation of debris barriers to prevent vegetative debris from accumulating on or around the pilings and fender systems on the three bridges in the Abbeville area: La. Hwy. 14 bypass bridge, La. Hwy. 14 bridge and La. Hwy. 82 bridge
White Castle Canal Drainage Improvement Project Iberville Parish 6 $2.56 million Dredging and regrading of 4.4 miles of the White Castle Canal channel bottom and immediate adjoining side slopes and removing garbage, debris and vegetation from within the channel
Bayou Lafourche Pump Project Ascension Parish 6 $2.1 million Installation of two pump stations at proposed wet-well locations along Bayou Lafourche
Jones Creek Detention Improvements East Baton Rouge Parish 7 $6 million Purchase of about 65 acres of the former Sherwood Forest golf course to prevent redevelopment of the area and to construct a detention basin and overflow structure, providing additional flood storage for the area
ROUND 1 RESOURCES

Round 2

Round 2 will make strategic project investments, reflecting lessons learned in Round 1 and addressing the need to enhance project development capacity and geographic dispersion of projects statewide. Round 2 will continue to elevate nature-based solutions and to ensure federal grant requirements are met.

Goals of Round 2:
  1. Build project development capacity statewide
  2. Prioritize HUD most impacted and distressed parishes
  3. Prioritize low- to moderate-income areas
  4. Encourage nature-based solutions, where feasible, in project design
  5. Prioritize small towns and parishes
  6. Enhance statewide dispersion of project funds

Consistent with Round 1, Round 2 continues to value regional coalitions as partners in pursuing projects to reduce flood risk, enhancing transparency and encouraging cooperation.

ROUND 2 TIMELINE
Date Program Milestone
Fall 2021 Round 2 launches to fund projects identified by the state through a regional design support process
Late 2021 – mid-2022 Initial project announcements issued for Round 2 Design Support Pilot Program
Spring 2022 Goal to execute all cooperative endeavor agreements for projects selected through the Design Support Pilot Program

Round 3

Round 3 will award flood risk reduction projects justified by completed watershed models and nature-based solutions tools.