St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper recently requested funding from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) for flood risk reduction.
Governor John Bel Edwards and CPRA announced that St. Tammany has been awarded $10 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funding from the Louisiana Watershed Initiative for nonstructural projects.
A total of $163 million in funding was awarded to 15 separate projects throughout the State. According to CPRA, all projects were chosen because they align with the long-term resilience objectives of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative and the state’s $1.2 billion CDBG-MIT Action Plan, including natural flood management, flood control, and critical infrastructure projects.
The funding for these projects is part of the $1.2 billion in federal mitigation funds allocated to the State of Louisiana.