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Residents Invited To Participate In Public Meeting For National Disaster Resilience Competition

Residents Invited To Participate In Public Meeting For National Disaster Resilience Competition

Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph encourages parish residents to attend the state’s public meeting about the National Disaster Resilience Competition, which will be held Wednesday, March 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mathews Government Complex, 4876 Highway 1.

Lafourche Parish is participating with the state’s Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit and other state agencies, private organizations and Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and Terrebonne parishes in applying for money to help communities rebuild and increase their resilience.

The money is part of the $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition launched by the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in September.

The state’s Phase I Application, which can be viewed at www.doa.louisiana.gov/cdbg/DR/Isaac/IC_Resilience_Competition.htm, focuses on distressed areas that were most impacted by Hurricane Isaac in Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and Terrebonne parishes.

“Hearing from and understanding the concerns of our citizens is important to the state and our parish, as it will inform the application and increase our chance of being awarded funds for these important needs,” said Randolph.

The public comment period for the Phase I Application began March 6 and will end Friday, March 20, at 5 p.m.

For questions about the Phase I Application or the State Public Meeting, contact Mathew Sanders with OCD-DRU at 504-556-9787 or Mathew.sanders@la.gov.