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News & Events

Review the latest news and upcoming events related to infrastructure progress in Louisiana.

Latest News

02/20/2024

Environmental Protection Agency announces initial 2024 allocations from the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds

EPA announced over $5.8 billion in Federal formula investments for drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades. Louisiana was allotted over $41.8 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and $27.3 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund. Funding allotments for lead service line replacement will be announced in the coming months.
02/19/2024

AT&T announces completion of first Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities internet expansion project

AT&T has completed the first of thirteen projects under a $22 million deal with Louisiana to deliver broadband access to unserved areas across the State. Through Louisiana's GUMBO program, AT&T deployed broadband service to locations in West Baton Rouge Parish. Twelve additional rural parish projects are slated to be completed under the agreement.
02/16/2024

Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness invites local governments to submit mitigation project proposals

GOHSEP invites Louisiana's local governments to submit mitigation project proposals for the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Revolving Loan Fund. The STORM Act provides capitalization grants to states to establish revolving loan funds that provide hazard mitigation assistance through low interest loans to local governments to mitigate impacts from natural hazards. Project proposal are due to GOHSEP by April 5. The project proposal survey and additional STORM information can be accessed at the link above. For assistance in accessing the survey or for any other questions, please contact GOHSEP via email at GOHSEPHM@la.gov.
02/15/2024

Federal Aviation Administration announces awards from the Airport Terminal Program

FAA announced $970 million in project awards through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Airport Terminal Program to invest in terminal and ground transportation infrastructure at 114 airports across the country. Three Louisiana airports have been selected to receive funding under this program. The New Orleans International Airport received $7 million for construction of roads to connect the North and South terminals, Shreveport Regional Airport received $2 million to construct new terminal gate space and South Lafourche Airport received $1.5 million for a new terminal building
02/14/2024

Lake Charles Methanol announces plan for new $3.2 billion manufacturing plant in Southwest Louisiana.

Lake Charles Methanol announced plans to invest $3.24 billion to construct a new manufacturing plant that will produce low-carbon intensity methanol at the Port of Lake Charles. The plan will utilize carbon capture and geologic storage leading to the sequestration of 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. The plan is expected to create over 700 potential new jobs in the Southwest region. The project is undergoing engineering and design studies and final investment decisions are expected in mid-2024.

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