|Posted on 1/21/2017 7:52:00 AM.|
The Restore Louisiana Task Force approves a proposal for how to spend $1.2 billion in federal flood aid allocated by Congress. Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor’s Office, Julie Baxter Payer, says $938 million will go towards rebuilding and repairing flooded homes.
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|Posted on 1/6/2017 1:05:00 AM.|
The Restore Louisiana Task Force meets today to discuss plans to spend federal flood relief dollars. In the weeks after the August flood, the state secured 438-million and then another 1.2 billion was appropriated in December.
Pat Forbes, executive director of the State Office of Community Development, says today they'll hear the final changes to the plan for the $438 million and it will go to the state's most vulnerable population.
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|Posted on 10/14/2016 11:46:00 AM.|
Flood recovery discussions are ongoing, as the Restore Louisiana Task Force is deciding how to spend the $438 million the state has received so far from the federal government. Republican Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says they will seek more federal assistance, but it’s important for the state to decide quickly how they’ll allocate the first installment of federal funds.
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|Posted on 10/14/2016 3:22:00 AM.|
Flood victims could get more answers about the recovery during today’s meeting of the Restore Louisiana Task Force. The state has just been told it will receive at last $438 million in federal disaster aid. Co-chairman of the Task Force and former Denham Springs Mayor Jimmy Durbin says the Office of Community Development will provide a recommendation on how to spend it.
|Jimmy Durbin, Restore Louisiana Task Force, flood recovery|
|Posted on 9/28/2016 11:34:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards tells the Restore Louisiana Task Force they have the important job of helping flood victims get back on their feet. The task force, which was appointed by the governor, is in charge of determining how federal flood recovery dollars will be spent. The state could receive billions of dollars and Edwards says it must be used appropriately.
|John Bel Edwards, Restore Louisiana Task Force, flood|
|Posted on 9/14/2016 11:40:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards announces the creation of the Restore Louisiana Task Force, which will oversee flood recovery and redevelopment. The task force is comprised of 21 members ranging from cabinet secretaries to state lawmakers and local mayors.
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