Disaster Recovery Timeline

$1.6 Billion Congressional Appropriation

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First Congressional Appropriation: $437.8 million

October 1, 2016
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HUD Releases Federal Register Notice which provides guidelines, allows State to begin to draft required Action Plan for State Assistance Programs.

November 21, 2016
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State finalizes Action Plan and posts for public to comment (required)

December 8, 2016
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Second Congressional Appropriation: $1.2 billion

December 23, 2016
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State submits First Action Plan to HUD (Begins 60-day approval period)

January 6, 2017
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HUD releases Federal Register Notice guidelines for plan.

January 18, 2017
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Restore Louisiana Task Force votes to recommend details of amended plan for full $1.6 billion

January 20, 2017
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State posts action plan in English & required translation period begins

January 24, 2017
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State posts action plan for Second Appropriation for required 14-day public comments

February 1, 2017
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State responds to and includes public comments in plan

February 16, 2017
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State submits action plan to HUD

February 17, 2017
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HUD approves initial Action Plan, State Issues RFP

Late February / March 2017
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Small Business Notice of Funding available to solicit lenders

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March 2017
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HUD approves State’s Action Plan for full $1.6 billion appropriation, with Grant Agreement

March 2017
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Survey available for all affected homeowners to provide information

April 10, 2017
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Funds Available to the State

April 10, 2017
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State hires Restore La. Homeowner Assistance program manager

April 2017
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State selects quality control monitor for Homeowner Assistance program

April 2017
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Multifamily Landlord and Landlord Rental workshops April 24 - May 1

April 2017
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Environmental reviews begin for some qualified homeowners

April 2017
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Outreach efforts begin by program manager IEM for homeowner assistance program

May 2017
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Environmental reviews continue for some qualified homeowners

May 2017
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Application intake for Landlord Rental Program begins

May 15, 2017
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Application intake for Multifamily Landlord program begins May 15

May 2017
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Application intake for pilot group of Phase I homeowners

May 2017
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Homeowners Assistance Center opens in Baton Rouge and Monroe

May 2017
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Application intake for Small Business essential services opens

May 26, 2017
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Homeowner survey outreach campaign

June - August 2017
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Construction begins for pilot group of Phase I homeowners

June 2017
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Phase I, II and III homeowners to be contacted throughout the month to complete application

June 2017
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Environmental reviews continue for qualified homeowners

June 2017
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Homeowners Assistance Center opens in Lafayette and Hammond

June 2017
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Landlord Multifamily loan awards announced

June 23, 2017
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Construction begins for additional qualified homeowners

June 2017
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Small Business loan program opens to all affected small businesses on first come, first served basis

July 2017
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Projected Landlord Rental program commitment letters issued on first come, first served basis beginning July 3

July 3, 2017
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Homeowner Assistance Program expanded to include those with structural flood insurance

August 2017
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Neighborhood Landlord Rental Program application deadline

September 30, 2017
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Multifamily Gap Program application deadline

September 30, 2017
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Ongoing outreach events

January - February 2018
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Homeowner survey deadline of July 20, 2018 announced

May 2018
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Homeowner survey deadline outreach campaign

June - July 2018
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Expanded reimbursement to 100% for all eligible homeowners

July 2018
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Application deadline of October 1, 2018 announced

August 2018
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Homeowner survey reopened, application deadline extended due to SBA Duplication of Benefits federal legislation

September 2018
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Federal legislation passed to fix the Duplication of Benefits issue

October 3, 2018
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President signs law and governor submits waiver request to president

October 5, 2018
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Homeowner survey deadline

October 19, 2018
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Homeowner application deadline

November 16, 2018
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Governor requests update on state's waiver request

November 27, 2018
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Nearly 100% of damage assessments completed

December 2018