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State Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Action Plan for Spending $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds

The state is accepting public comments on its proposed Action Plan for spending $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds. Th...

State Posts Draft Action Plan For Spending $1.2 Billion In Flood Mitigation Funds

On Sept. 25, the Council on Watershed Management unanimously approved the online posting of the state’s draft Action Plan for spending $1.2 billion in...

State Announces Public Hearings, Seeks Public Input on Plan to Spend $1.2 Billion in Flood Mitigation Funds

The Louisiana Office of Community Development seeks public input on the state’s Action Plan for $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Miti...

HUD Officials Issue Guidance for Louisiana’s $1.2 Billion Flood Mitigation Allocation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a Federal Register Notice for the $1.2 billion mitigation allocation made to Louisiana...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative Accepting Applications for Regional Capacity Building Grant Program

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is seeking applications for the state’s Regional Capacity Building Grant Program.This program supports regional wat...

La. Hosts Interstate Summit on Watershed Management

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host flood- and water-management representatives from Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas at the inaugural Interst...

Pilot Programs, River Monitoring Plan Among Highlights of Watershed Council Meeting

The Council on Watershed Management met May 30 in Baton Rouge to discuss the state's ongoing efforts to reduce statewide flood risk through the Louisi...

State Seeks Firms for Initial Watershed Modeling

In a major step forward for the Louisiana Watershed Initiative, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has begun seeking qualified...

ICYMI: Council on Watershed Management Meeting on March 28

Last week, the Council on Watershed Management met to discuss the state's ongoing efforts to reduce statewide flood risk through the Louisiana Watersh...

Council on Watershed Management to Meet on March 28

The Council on Watershed Management will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 28, in Baton Rouge. The meeting will be held at the following location:House C...

ICYMI: Louisiana Watershed Initiative Best Practices Summit

Last week, more than 150 local, state and national experts joined us in Lafayette, along with more than 1,000 online participants, to help create a fo...

Louisiana Watershed Initiative to Host Best Practices Summit on Feb. 19

BATON ROUGE, La. ‒ The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host a summit featuring experts in floodplain and water management at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. ...

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