The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Department of Planning and Zoning has received notice that Terrebonne Parish will receive at least $65,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist in rebuilding the parish after the hurricanes. There will be a second round of funding in the future that could be as much as $55,000,000. However, intervening storms elsewhere in the nation may compete for some of those recovery funds.
The Parish is required to develop a plan for spending these funds, and would like to hear ideas from the community. A Public Hearing for Project Scoping is planned for:
February 12, 2009
8026 Main Street
The proposed State Action Plan lists housing, economic development and infrastructure as general categories. These will be explained in greater detail at the meeting. Those who want a copy of the state framework that outlines the types of projects that are eligible for funding can come to the planning office or download the plan from the “News and Announcements” section of the website at www.tpcg.org. The office is located at 8026 Main Street, Suite 402, Houma, Louisiana 70360. If you have further questions, call Jennifer Gerbasi at (985) 873-6565
In suggesting projects, please consider that the funding is CDBG and it is intended for certain uses. Each project must meet at least one CDBG national objective. The national objectives are:
Eliminating Slum and Blight,
Benefit to Low to Moderate Income Persons, or
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government encourages the participation of minorities, non-English speaking persons, the disabled, low-income persons, the elderly, residents of public housing developments, community-based organizations, and all others. Those persons who wish to participate but may be hindered by disabilities or who are non-English speaking are urged to notify the Planning and Zoning Department at least three days in advance of the meeting so that special arrangements can be made. A TDD device is available for the hearing impaired. Citizens wishing to participate that are unable to attend the hearing may submit written correspondence via e-mail or U.S. Postal Service to the addresses listed above.
Click here for a copy of the state framework.