Press Release

For Immediate Release

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

Date:Dec 16, 2019

The state has extended the deadline for local and regional public entities to submit pre-applications to access $100 million in anticipated federal funds for projects that will address immediate flood mitigation needs throughout Louisiana. The new deadline to submit pre-applications is Jan. 17, 2020.

The state recently completed 37 technical assistance sessions during the Watershed Projects Grant Program: Local and Regional – Round 1 briefings held throughout Louisiana’s eight watershed regions. In response to information provided by the 241 attendees, the state extended the deadline.

"Over the past two weeks, we spent considerable time with local officials and prospective applicants, answering questions and listening to their concerns," Pat Forbes, executive director of the Office of Community Development, said. "Based on these sessions and our commitment to having public input steer this process, we decided it would be best to allow applicants more time to submit project pre-applications."

This funding opportunity is part of the state’s proposed CDBG-MIT Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds, pending federal approval.

Any public entity is eligible to submit a project for consideration. Prospective applicants should refer to the frequently asked questions for guidance as they complete project pre-applications in response to thisnotice of funding availability.

For questions, or to contact a watershed region agent, email For more information, click here.