About State CDBG: Allocations
Public Infrastructure

The Public Infrastructure allocation is the largest single component in the state's program. CDBG funds are awarded to projects to improve existing or to construct new sewer or water (potable and fire protection) systems and construct or reconstruct residential streets. For further information, please contact Traci Watts by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.

Economic Development

CDBG funds provide grants to eligible recipients to make loans to for-profit businesses and for infrastructure improvements that will assist for-profit businesses. For further information, please contact Jeff Pennington by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.

Demonstrated Needs

Provides financial assistance to help alleviate critical/urgent community needs involving improvements to existing water, sewer and gas systems, and other community needs as determined by the State. For further information, please contact Traci Watts by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.

LaSTEP

The concept of the Louisiana Small Towns Environmental Program is for small communities to solve water and sewer problems through self-help techniques by utilizing the community's resources: human, material, and financial. The Small Towns Environmental Program was created by The Rensselaerville Institute. For further information, please contact Traci Watts by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.


Program Income

Income generated from grant-supported activities that is returned to the state and is re-distributed to grantees through the Public Infrastructure or Economic Development programs. For further information, please contact Jeff Pennington by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.

Revolving Fund

This fund was established for the receipt of program income from local governments for principal and interest payments or lease payments that are a result of job creation by businesses. This is an interest bearing account that is used for Economic Development projects.  Grants are awarded to a local government who will then make a loan to a business. For further information, please contact Jeff Pennington by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.

Technical Assistance

One percent of the overall HUD allocation to the Office of Community Development is set aside for additional technical assistance which benefits potential applicants and existing grantees in the implementation of their CDBG projects. For further information, please contact Rebecca Tedford by phone at (225) 342-7412 or by email.


  • Assistance Type: Grants
  • Objective: At least 51 percent of the beneficiaries must be of low to moderate income. However, 100 percent of the beneficiaries must be of low to moderate income for direct benefit activities.
  • Eligible Activities: Public infrastructure (sewer, water [including potable and fire protection], streets); economic development.
  • Eligible Applicants344 non-entitlement municipalities and rural parishes which do not receive CDBG funds directly from the Department of Housing and Urban Development are eligible to apply. (Refer to Restrictions)
  • Application Process: The state has a two-year funding cycle for Public Infrastructure projects.

    For the FY 2014 and FY 2015 program years, the Office of Community Development will accept applications for Public Infrastructure projects no later than November 21, 2013.