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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Parish government multiyear implementation plan accepted by Treasury

Parish government multiyear implementation plan accepted by Treasury

Lafourche Parish Government’s (LPG) Restore Act Multiyear Implementation Plan was recently accepted by the U.S. Treasury Department.

This acceptance will allow the parish to apply for direct component funds to support activities in the plan.

Among the projects to be considered for funding include the Barataria Marsh Creation and Ridge Restoration project, the Grand Bayou Freshwater Reintroduction project, the West Belle Pass Marsh Creation project, the Catfish Lake Marsh Creation project, and the Bayou L’Ourse to Leeville Marsh Creation project.

According to documents, Lafourche will be allocated some $1.3 million and must now apply for the monies through a grant process.

The Restore Act established the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund through which these monies will be available.

The funding is derived from monetary penalties incurred from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and a portion are available for projects and activities that restore and protect the environment and economy of the Gulf Coast region.