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Louisiana Recovery Authority Sunsets As of midnight, July 1, 2010, the Louisiana Recovery Authority has sunset. The state's recovery work continues through the Office of Community Development's Disaster Recovery Unit.
State of Louisiana Awards More Than $8.8 Million for Improved Resiliency Plans in Gustav, Ike-affected Parishes, Cities The state of Louisiana today awarded $8,848,888 to 29 projects that will help communities affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike become more resilient in the event of future disasters by incorporating mitigation and sustainability strategies such as updated comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and building code enforcements. More than $10.3 Billion in Federal Recovery Funds Invested in Recovering a Safer and Stronger Louisiana in the Wake of Four Massive Hurricanes The state of Louisiana has invested more than $10.3 billion in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to spur the recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Gustav and Ike in 2008, the Louisiana Recovery Authority Board of Directors heard at its final meeting today in Baton Rouge.
LRA Board Holds Final Meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge The Board of Directors of the Louisiana Recovery Authority will hold its final meeting Thursday, where it will hear a status update on current programs for recovery from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. State Offers Grants, Extends Deadline to Apply for $17.4 Million Fisheries Recovery Program Commercial fishermen and wholesale dealers whose businesses were affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike can now apply for fully-funded grants instead of repayable loans through a $17.4 million Fisheries Recovery Program, the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today. The new program combines two previous efforts to separately assist commercial fishermen and wholesale dealer brokers and changes awards to one-time grants rather than a repayable 1.5 percent loan.
State of Louisiana Launches Recovery Loan Program for Storm-Impacted Businesses, Communities The state of Louisiana has launched the Project-Based Recovery Opportunity Program, the first in a series of economic development programs that will provide up to $45 million to address unmet business recovery needs and boost continued economic recovery and revitalization from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. LRA Board Meets Monday in Baton Rouge The board of the Louisiana Recovery Authority will meet Monday, May 17 at 9 a.m. to discuss unmet hurricane recovery needs and a plan for reallocating potentially unspent recovery funds, as well as plans for future housing aid.
State of Louisiana Launches $30 Million Municipalities Infrastructure Program for Gustav-Ike Impacted Cities, Towns, Villages The state of Louisiana is launching a $30 million Municipalities Infrastructure Program to make funding available for unmet recovery needs in more than 250 local municipalities located within the 53 parishes impacted by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. State Accepting Public Comments on Proposal to Develop Construction Financing Program for Road Home Applicants The Louisiana Recovery Authority and the Office of Community Development are accepting public comments on their proposal to develop a program that would offer construction financing solutions to Road Home applicants who have financial hardships preventing them from completing the reconstruction of their homes destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
BP looking to contract with vessels for hire to deploy boom in the Gulf of Mexico BP announced today that they are looking to contract with vessels for hire (shrimp boats, oyster boats, etc.) to deploy for use in the comprehensive response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. State of Louisiana Rolls Out Deadlines for Some Road Home, Small Rental Applicants The State of Louisiana began notifying homeowners and landlords last week of pending deadlines in the Road Home and Small Rental Property Repair programs, which will affect homeowners who refuse to close on their grants and landlords who have yet to move forward in the program.
State Dedicates Additional $9 Million for More Permanent Supportive Housing Units in Piggyback Program for Gustav-Ike Impacted Parishes The state of Louisiana is dedicating an additional $9 million in disaster recovery funding for the construction of more Permanent Supportive Housing units in the $25 million Piggyback Program now under way to create mixed-income rental developments in parishes recovering from the impacts of the recent storms. FRIDAY: Louisiana Recovery Authority Board to Meet in Baton Rouge The board of the Louisiana Recovery Authority will meet Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m. to discuss unmet hurricane recovery needs and a plan for reallocating potentially unspent recovery funds, as well as plans for future housing aid.
State of Louisiana Launches $25 Million Piggyback Loan Program to Create Rental Housing in Gustav-Ike Impacted Parishes The state of Louisiana is launching a $25 million "gap financing" loan program to create additional mixed-income and Permanent Supportive Housing in the 53 parishes damaged by hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. State to Hold Public Hearings on Impediments to Fair Housing in Louisiana The state of Louisiana will hold a weeklong series of public hearings on the status of fair housing in Louisiana starting Monday, March 15.


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