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State Submits Action Plan to Federal Government for $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds

On Dec. 23, the state submitted its Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds to the U.S. Department of ...

State Extends Pre-application Deadline For $100 Million Project-funding Opportunity

The state has extended the deadline for local and regional public entities to submit pre-applications to access $100 million in anticipated federal fu...

Council On Watershed Management Will Hold Special Meeting Dec. 16, Pre-application Deadline For Round 1 Program Funding Extended To Jan. 17

The Council on Watershed Management will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, when it will hear a summary of public comments received on the state’s propos...

Media Coverage

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Committee guiding state flood relief spending embraces regional watershed approach

The 19-person committee created to outline how to spend Acadiana's share of federal flooding and drainage aid met for the first time Tuesday and embra...

Gov. Edwards Announces $100 Million Funding Opportunity for Local and Regional Flood Mitigation Projects

BATON ROUGE — The state is accepting pre-applications from local and regional public entities to access $100 million in anticipated federal funds for ...

State seeks public input on spending $1.2B in flood mitigation funds

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. T...

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