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Press Releases

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LWI Hosts Spring Webinar May 28

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is hosting a webinar 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, to provide updates on the program. The webinar will address the Ro...

Updated Round 1 FAQ Now Available

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative updated the frequently asked questions regarding the full application for the Watershed Projects Grant Program: Loc...

Round 1 Webinar Recording Now Available

The Louisiana Office of Community Development released a pre-recorded webinar to discuss the full application and procurement requirements for the Wat...

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...

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative values the media’s part in keeping residents informed on the latest developments. If you are a reporter and can’t find material or if you need an interview, please call the Louisiana Watershed Initiative media contact, Marvin McGraw, at 225-219-0480, or email us at watershed@la.gov.