News

Actions

$14 million in block grant funding awarded to Louisiana community projects

Posted: 6:16 PM, Apr 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-03 19:16:38-04

Governor John Bel Edwards announced today that he will direct $14 million in Community Development Block Grant funding to 23 Louisiana projects. 

The grant funding is designated to provide local governments with the resources necessary to meet the needs of citizens in rural areas and municipalities throughout Louisiana. Governor Edwards says that the basis of the program provides funds for needs like sewer rehabilitation projects, water and street improvements, economic development projects, and other priorities. 

The program, the Louisiana Community Block Grant Program (LCDBG), is a federally funded HUD program that is administered through the Office of Community Development.

In total $14,089,640 will be directed to the following cities:

New Sewer/Rehabilitation

  • Bossier: $356,057
  • Concordia: $404,665
  • Abbeville: $800,000
  • Church Point: $427,000
  • Hammond: $675,000
  • Iberia:   $439,430
  • Lincoln $240,000
  • Minden: $823,000
  • Morse: $311,783
  • Ponchatoula: $1,000,000
  • Lake Providence: $997,000
  • Opelousas: $1,200,000
  • Port Barre: $1,200,000
  • Pointe Coupee: $298,190

Streets

  • Atlanta: $303,375
  • Springhill: $297,570

Water Treatment

  • Marion: $897,700
  • Oak Grove: $770,000
  • Pollock: $369,600
  • Rayville: $624,700
  • Sunset: $497,660
  • Vinton: $818,000
  • West Carroll: $338,910