Agricultural Recovery Grant Program Statewide Outreach Meetings Announced

July 7, 2017

Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for $10 million recovery grant money as the result of the 2016 flood events. The funding is part of the $1.6 billion congressional appropriation for Restore Louisiana assistance programs.

Four outreach meetings are scheduled to discuss guidelines and the application process for the recovery program:

July 13

9 a.m. – Welsh Community Center, 101 Palmer Street, Welsh, La. 70591

1 p.m. – LDAF Crowley Office, 110 S. Western Avenue, Crowley, La. 70526

4 p.m. – Opelousas Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Lane Extension, Suite 2, Opelousas, La. 70570

July 14

10 a.m. – LDAF Hammond Office, 47076 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, La. 70401

Meetings in North Louisiana are in the process of being scheduled.

Please click here to review the guidelines and applications will be available online at http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/  beginning July 26.

The $10 million grant is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as Community Development Block Disaster Recovery Program CDBG grant funds. The Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit, receives the CDBG disaster recovery grant funds from HUD. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture of Forestry will administer the program.

Eligible parishes include: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Point Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana and Winn.

 

Last modified: July 10, 2017