News from NLLD
NLLD Executive Director Recognizes All involved in Historic Funding for Morganza to the Gulf
January 21, 2022
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week saw two major puzzle pieces for the construction of the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection (Morganza) project fall into place, marking two great days for Coastal Louisiana and for Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes in particular.
First, on Tuesday, there was a ceremony for the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for Morganza. The PPA is the final document that must be in place to begin federal construction on a previously authorized project that has received a New Start appropriation. The PPA was signed by the Morganza to the Gulf Project’s federal sponsor, Col Murphy at the US Army Corps of Engineers District in New Orleans. It was also signed by the project’s two non-federal co-sponsors – the State of Louisiana through the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority signed by Board Chairman Chip Kline, and the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District signed by Board President Tony Alford.
Then, on Wednesday, it was confirmed that the project would receive construction funding in the amount of $378.5 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). That is in addition to an initial $12 million the project received through the New Start designation in January 2021. These were two fantastic days culminating the tremendous work of many going back to 1992 when the project first got started. These two days mark the beginning of many needed to reach project’s completion. We have many pieces of the puzzle yet to put in place. read full Press Release PDF
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