Rural Grant Opportunity Program - Statewide Flood Control Program

The Rural Grant Opportunity provides a mechanism for a municipality with fewer than 5,000 people or a parish with fewer than 50,000 people located in a rural area ("rural grant opportunity authority" or "authority") without financial ability to provide the local match requirement of the Statewide Flood Control Program to apply for funds.  The Rural Grant Opportunity Program allows the Department to reimburse up to 100% of the eligible cost of construction of the project.

How to Apply

Eligible jurisdictions must apply for the Statewide Flood Control Program per the Rules and Regulations of the program.  Information about applying for the program can be found on the Application Procedures page.  The application process consists of two steps:
  1. Submittal of a Pre-Application by May 1
  2. Submittal of an Application by October 1 within four years of an approved Pre-Application


The Rural Grant Opportunity Program was created by Act 384 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session.  The Program is part of the Statewide Flood Control Program.  

Additional Information

Additional information about the Rural Grant Opportunity Program may be obtained by contacting Billy Williamson, Telephone: (225) 379-3023​.​