Public input deadline November 10

Cameron Parish has received a total of $11,489,968 targeted to support economic revitalization and resilient infrastructure. The funds are allocated through the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG-DR program.

The deadline for public input is Friday, Nov. 10.

These CDBG–DR funds are disbursed among the “most impacted and distressed” (MID) areas across the country for necessary expenses for activities authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) (HCDA) related to long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and economic revitalization, and mitigation resulting from a qualifying major disaster – Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

These funds are restricted to be used in eligible categories under the following two programs. The funds cannot be used for individual home repairs or homeowner elevations.

Hometown Revitalization Program (HRP) $5,744,984 CDBG-DR allocation. This program is designed to encourage new economic opportunities, restore jobs, and revitalize commercial districts that suffered major damage as a result of Hurricanes Laura and Delta disasters.

Resilient Communities Infrastructure Program (RCIP) $5,744,984 CDBG-DR allocation. This program is designed to fund unmet needs for infrastructure repair or development in areas impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. This includes projects such as drainage improvements to reduce flooding, replacement of flood mitigation structures, or relocation of public buildings from high-risk to low-risk areas.