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U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) out of the U.S. Senate. WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development, and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana. After today’s overwhelmingly bipartisan passage, the legislation will head to the House of Representatives, who could vote on the legislation next week. As Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Vitter was essential in authoring and advancing WRDA 2016.
Jefferson Parish has received notice of selection through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance program for four (4) project applications with 36 reconstruction properties and 115 elevation properties that meet FEMA’s priorities described below. This total of $28.9M is the largest federal share to a single jurisdiction in this 2016 funding cycle. In addition to elevation and reconstruction components at each identified location, Jefferson Parish has included climate resilience mitigation measures such as rain barrels, pervious pavement, and bio-swales into the applications in an effort to assist with erosion control and water retention
Shreveport hosts regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment
Regional leaders and stakeholders along with industry and economic development partners attended a regional meeting of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment on Monday. Hosted by the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments, the meeting was held at the BHP Billiton in Shreveport
On Wednesday, September 14 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in New Orleans on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Louisiana. The Louisiana Reinvestment Summit will feature keynote addresses by New Orleans Councilmember Jared C. Brossett and New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 307 Highway 5 in Logansport, LA for $1,113,685.
Vitter, Delta Regional Authority Announce $72M Economic, Infrastructure Investment for Louisiana’s Delta Region
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) joined the Louisiana Congressional delegation and the Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA) Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill in announcing $72 million of investments to go toward supporting economic development, entrepreneurs, workforce training, and job creation in Louisiana’s Delta region.
New Orleans hosts first regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure...
Regional leaders and stakeholders along with industry and economic development partners attended the first meeting of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment. Hosted by GNO, Inc. and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, the meeting was held at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Regional Transportation Management Center
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5,701,387 in grant funding to five Louisiana organizations under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Sami Khalil, Storm Water Management Supervisor with the Department of Environmental Affairs has been selected as one of three top winners for the WEF National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program.
Chairman Vitter Hosts SBA Administrator, HUD Secretary in Flood-Impacted Louisiana, Urges Additional Support
Yesterday, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), hosted the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in South Louisiana as they toured the flood-impacted areas in Livingston, Ascension, and East Baton Rouge parishes
The City of New Orleans is reminding residents of the precautions they should take to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitoes, which are known to transmit diseases like Zika virus, West Nile and chikungunya. Because of the recent heavy rainfall and high temperatures in New Orleans, the city is at a greater risk of seeing an elevated number of mosquitoes in the area. At this time, there are no locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus in New Orleans or Louisiana; however, travel-related cases have been identified in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana. Additionally, there are no cases of West Nile or chikungunya in New Orleans.
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 4180 University Parkway in Natchitoches, LA for $1,362,000.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castrotoday announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Louisiana and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to severe storms and flooding
LAFAYETTE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson and local elected officials to highlight...
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Health Department and the Office of Community Development in partnership with UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) announced that the City of New Orleans has received an $800,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide housing and mental health services to the city’s homeless population.