Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness & Improved Roadway Management

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LTAP supports FEMA in conducting

Emergency Disaster Response classes statewide


Almost 250 participants attended the Emergency Disaster Recovery Process classes that were held in Alexandria, Amite, Gonzales, Lafayette, Natchitoches, Gray, West Monroe, and Shreveport during August and September of 2018. These classes were coordinated by LTAP in partnership with FHWA, FEMA, LMA, GOHSEP, and DOTD to provide local public agencies guidance on navigating the process for reimbursements of disaster recovery work on transportation facilities and assets. It was an opportunity to highlight the FEMA and FHWA requirements, review criteria to determine eligible roads and bridges, develop adequate pre-event condition documentation, plan for event monitoring, and conduct damage inspection and evaluation criteria in this process. For more information, visit the FHWA Emergency Relief Program.

Pre-applications for the Statewide Flood Control Program accepted until May 1


The Louisiana LTAP Center is pleased to share this program opportunity for parish and municipal governments as well as levee boards and drainage districts to send their pre-applications for the Statewide Flood Control Program, which is administered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). Pre-application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on May 1st.

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The program is designed to reduce existing flood damages by assisting local jurisdictions in the construction

of flood control projects.  The program can provide up to 90% of the cost to construct an eligible project.  Projects must be stand-alone projects which reduce existing flood damage without adversely impacting upstream or downstream flooding.


More information about the Statewide Flood Control Program can be found at http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Engineering/Public_Works/Flood_Control/Pages/Flood_Control.aspx.


Rural Grant Opportunity Program


The Department has also begun accepting pre-applications for the Rural Grant Opportunity Program under the Statewide Flood Control Program.  The Rural Grant Opportunity Program provides up to 100% of the construction cost of projects in municipalities with fewer than five thousand people or parishes with a population of fewer than fifty thousand that are financially unable to satisfy the 10% local match for construction.  Eligible jurisdictions must apply for the Statewide Flood Control Program per the Rules and Regulations of the program.


More information about the Rural Grant Opportunity Program can be found at http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Engineering/Public_Works/Flood_Control/Pages/Rural-Grant-Opportunity-Program.aspx


If you have any questions regarding these programs, you may contact Billy Williamson, P.E., at Billy.Williamson@la.gov or (225) 379-3023.


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Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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