Action Plan

The public comment period for Action Plan Substantial Amendment No. 5 is open from May 8, 2024, to June 6, 2024.

To submit public comment, click here.

Action Plan Substantial Amendment No. 5 is available below, as well as a summary of the proposed changes in both Spanish and Vietnamese.

Please Note

As the official grantee of the disaster recovery Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Louisiana Office of Community Development keeps a record of all action plans, amendments, and appendices on their website here. Documents are then posted on this page as an additional reference after they become available on OCD’s website.

Louisiana has been allocated over $1 billion to support long-term recovery efforts for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, and $1.27 billion to support recovery efforts for Hurricane Ida and May 2021 Severe Storms. See below to view the action plan for how the state plans to spend the funding allocation on disaster recovery programs and initiatives.

The Office of Community Development submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development an action plan to spend $600 million in federal funding for recovery from Hurricanes Laura and Delta on May 6, 2022. The public comment period for the action plan began April 1, 2022 and ended May 1, 2022.

HUD approved the state’s initial action plan on July 14, 2022. OCD then submitted a substantial amendment to the action plan that incorporates the funding allocation of $1.27 billion for Hurricane Ida and the May 2021 Severe Storms as well as an additional allocation of $450 million for Hurricanes Laura and Delta. The public comment period for the action plan amendment began June 1, 2022 and ended June 30, 2022.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery allocation of $1.2 billion for Ida and May 2021 Severe Storms, when added to HUD’s total $1.05 billion allocation for recovery from Laura and Delta, brought the combined funding available for recovery from these storms to more than $2.25 billion. Click here to view the virtual public-meeting presentation on the state’s substantial action plan amendment.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s allocation of $831.5 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funds for Hurricane Ida and the May 2021 Severe Storms, when added to HUD’s previous allocation of $1.27 billion, brings the total funding now available for recovery from the 2021 disasters to more than $2 billion. When combined with HUD’s $1 billion allocated in 2020 for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, Louisiana now will receive more than $3 billion in disaster recovery funding for all eligible 2020-21 storms. To view the presentation from the Action Plan Substantial Amendment No. 3 public hearing on June 15, 2023, click here.

To request a copy of the action plan or to request copies in Vietnamese or Spanish, call 225.219.9600.