As a result of the March and August floods of 2016, the State of Louisiana received an allocation of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds which will be administered by the Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU).
Governor John Bel Edwards has allocated $105 million of this funding to assist local entities with the Non-Federal Cost Share associated with eligible projects under the FEMA Public Assistance Grants program.
The Non-Federal Cost Share Match Program works with state agencies, public entities, local non-profit organizations and other eligible applicants to leverage FEMA Public Assistance (FEMA PA) and Transitional Sheltering Assistance (FEMA TSA) resources provided to Louisiana with CDBG-DR funding to maximize, facilitate and ensure recovery from presidentially-declared March and August 2016 floods. CDBG-DR funds are limited to the Non-Federal Cost Share Match for FEMA PA eligible project worksheets (PWs); CDBG-DR funds may not be used to expand a project beyond what is approved by FEMA in a PW.
In addition, in order to be eligible for CDBG-DR assistance to be used as the Non-Federal Cost Share Match, the activity must be an eligible activity and must meet a national objective, per CDBG-DR rules and regulations. Similarly, the project must fully comply with all applicable rules and regulations, to include Davis Bacon and Related Acts, Section 3, Section 504, procurement, environmental review and all other CDBG-DR, cross-cutting, state and local applicable statutes, rules and regulations. All Non-Federal Cost Share Match payments will be reimbursed based on payments for costs incurred.
If you meet the requirements for this program please complete the program participation form.
Instructions for saving the Program Participation Form:
1. From the Command toolbar at the top, click Edit > Preferences > Security (Enhanced)
2. Uncheck the “Enable Protected Mode at startup” setting under “Sandbox Protections”
3. Restart Adobe Reader DC (as instructed)
If you experience technical issues downloading and saving the form, please email DRU.Match.Program@la.gov.
Presentations and Training:
Program Overview Presentation
Program Description Presentation
Section 3 and Civil Rights Presentation
Program Labor Presentation
Disaster Recovery CDBG Grantee Administrative Manual