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.
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.
LMA Transportation Infrastructure Summit Presentation
Louisiana LTAP Director Marie Walsh presented “Resources & Funding Opportunities for Local Public Agencies” at the 2018 . Click here to view the presentation.