Watershed Projects Grant Program: Local and Regional - Round 1
The state is reviewing applications from local and regional public entities to access $100 million in anticipated federal funds for projects that will address immediate flood mitigation needs. The funding opportunity is part of the state’s Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds, which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved Feb. 20.
Mandatory Applicant Webinar
Eligible applicants must watch the webinar recording by March 31 if they plan to submit full applications. The webinar will explain the full application process and procurement requirements. All applicants should receive an email with a link to the recording. View the presentation here. If you have any questions, email LWI-Round1@la.gov.View the Webinar Recording
Please note that the deadline for submitting pre-applications has expired. The state received 393 total project pre-applications, 325 of which are approved to move on to the full application.
Sample Full Application and Supplemental Materials
The state will notify eligible applicants when the application software is open and ready to receive full applications. Applicants can view a sample of the full application, as well as supplemental materials and program policies and procedures below.
Round 1 Projects Program Timeline
|State issues NOFA and solicits project applications||November 22, 2019|
|Deadline to submit project pre-applications||January 17, 2020|
|Anticipated date of grant agreement between HUD and State of Louisiana||April 2020|
|Deadline to submit project applications||Three months after grant agreement* (estimated July 2020)|
|Awards announced for $60 million in statewide projects||Following application scoring process (estimated September 2020)|
|Regional selection recommendations due to OCD||Estimated October 2020|
|Grant agreements between OCD and grantees executed for awarded projects||Winter 2020|
* Refers to grant agreement between HUD and the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development
The state hosted in-person briefings in each watershed region to provide further information and answer questions from prospective applicants. In addition to these briefings, the state completed 37 technical assistance sessions held throughout Louisiana’s eight watershed regions. In response to information provided by the 241 attendees, the state extended the deadline to Jan. 17, 2020.View the presentation