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The state is accepting 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 proposed Action Plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds, pending the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval.

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View the notice of funding availability, or NOFA, to find out more about this round of projects funding and how to apply. Click here to view frequently asked questions associated with this funding opportunity. If you have any questions, email

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The state is accepting project pre-applications until Jan. 17. Applicants must complete a pre-application before completing a full application for funding.

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Thursday Sep 19

City-Parish Council Auditorium – Lafayette Consolidated Government

1 p.m.

705 W. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 70506

View the public hearing video.
View the presentation

Wednesday Sep 25

House Committee Room 5 – Louisiana State Capitol

1:30 p.m.

900 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

View the public hearing video.
View the presentation.

Thursday Oct 24

Ouachita Parish Emergency Operations Center/Fire Department Training Center

1:30 p.m.

1000 New Natchitoches Road, West Monroe, LA 71292

View the public hearing video.
View the presentation.

Tuesday Oct 29

Council Chambers, Building A – St. Tammany Parish Government Administrative Complex

6 p.m.

21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471

View the public hearing video.
View the presentation.

The meetings will also be livestreamed on the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s Facebook page. If special accommodations are needed for any of these public hearings, email or call 225.219.9600.

  • Reduces flood risk in a project benefit area or supports analysis to optimize flood risk reduction for projects in design stage
  • Features an eligible activity and advances a national objective
  • Does not increase flood risk in surrounding areas
  • Addresses project long-term operation and maintenance needs
LWI briefing in Ouachita Parish for prospective applicants

LWI briefing in West Monroe

Applicant Outreach

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.

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Event Date
State issues NOFA and solicits project applications Nov. 22, 2019
Deadline to submit project pre-applications Jan. 17, 2020
Anticipated grant agreement between HUD and the state TBD – awaiting HUD
Deadline to submit project full applications Three months after grant agreement*
Awards announced for $60 million in statewide projects Following application scoring process
Regional project selection recommendations due to OCD Estimated winter 2020
Grant agreements between OCD and grantees executed for awarded projects Following award announcement

"It's harder. It requires more work. It’s politically risky, but it is the right thing to do."

– Gov. John Bel Edwards
$120 MillionIn CDBG-MIT Funds for 14 Projects
Ouachita River Bank
Ouachita River