Press Releases

Register for River and Rain Gauge Network Webinar March 6

The Louisiana Watershed Initiative will host a webinar at 10 a.m. March 6 to discuss plans to enhance the statewide river and rain gauge network, a fo...

LWI Received More Than 300 Pre-applications For $100 Million Project-funding Opportunity

The state has received more than 300 pre-applications from local and regional public entities throughout Louisiana in response to an anticipated $100 ...

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...

Additional Program Documents Now Available For Project-funding Opportunities

The state has released policies and procedures and frequently asked questions to guide local and regional public entities in their responses to the Lo...

State Announces $100 Million Funding Opportunity For Local And Regional Flood Mitigation Projects

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

Council on Watershed Management Meets Nov. 21

The Council on Watershed Management meets at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Baton Rouge. The meeting will be in House Committee Room 5 at the State Cap...

State Still Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Watershed Initiative Action Plan

The state is accepting public comments on the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s proposed Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Blo...

Reminder: Phase II Webinar Regional Capacity Building Grant Program

The webinar will focus on Phase II applications for the grant program, which supports coordination activities for each of the state's watershed region...

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...

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