The States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) Application Cycle opens March 1, 2018 and closes June 29, 2018.
South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) is the designated Local Development District (LDD) for our regional commission. As the LDD we provide technical assistance, application support, public outreach, and participation in DRA-sponsored programs and policy initiatives. SCPDC Parishes covered by the DRA include St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, St. Mary, Lafourche, and Assumption.
Eligible applicants: state and local governments (state agencies, city and county/parish); public bodies; and non-profit entities. *For-profit entities can partner with an eligible applicant.
For more information on application guidelines, please visit: http://dra.gov/funding-programs/states-economic-development-assistance-program/sedap-application-guidelines/
Eligible applicants should contact SCPDC’s Planning and Economic Development Department staff as soon as possible at 985-851-2900, to discuss projects and assist with the application process.
Martha Cazaubon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Bruning at email@example.com
***SCPDC planning staff were successful in receiving over $800,000.00 of the $3.3 million state-wide DRA funds last year.***
As announced at the January 2018 Policy Committee meeting of the Houma-Thibodaux Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), there is approximately $7 million in STP<200K funding available for transportation projects in the Houma-Thibodaux region for the years 2019-2022.
Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, roadway maintenance such as overlays and concrete section repairs, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, turning lanes and intersection improvements, engineering designs, and right-of-way acquisition or utility relocation for transportation projects.
All projects require a 20% match from the local government entity sponsoring the project. Consideration will only be given to those projects with a council resolution indicating a willingness to support the project.
Project applications are due by February 28, 2018. The applications will be reviewed and recommended for selection by the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) at the March TAC meeting. Projects must be submitted to the MPO by use of the project application form which can be downloaded here.
Completed applications as well as questions concerning the application and project eligibility can be submitted to:
South Central Planning and Development Commission
P. O. Box 1870
Gray, LA 70359
Or via email to
The final selection will be made by the MPO Policy Committee at the April 2018 Policy Committee meeting.
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government’s Good Earth Transit will consult with minority and women’s groups, general contractors, and community organizations, as well as local economic development staff to obtain information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses on March 1, 2018 at 10am in the Pelican Room at the South Central Planning and Development Offices located at 5058 West Main Street, Houma, LA 70360.
For more information regarding this meeting, please contact:
Gayle J. Vaughn
Good Earth Transit
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Phone: (985) 850-4616 ext. 409
Fax: (985) 850-4619
SCPDC hosted an information session on the Census Bureau’s Local Update to Census Addresses (LUCA) operation on Wednesday, June 12th. Representatives from five member parish and organizations attended the meeting at SCPDC while Census Bureau personnel reviewed the benefits of the program and the need for the Census Bureau to obtain an accurate address list prior to the 2020 Census. Over $400 billion dollars are distributed by the federal government to the states and local communities each year based on Census counts. According to calculations by George Washington University, not counting a single household made up of four individuals can mean a loss of $80,840 dollars to a local community over the next ten years. The LUCA operation is an important opportunity for local governments to ensure that the Census’ address database is accurate and correct.
The South Central Planning & Development Commission and the Houma-Thibodaux MPO will be hosting the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Operation Session!
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Location: SCPDC, 5058 W Main St, Houma, LA 70360
The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Operation is the one and only opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to review and comment on the Census address list, which will serve as the foundation for the 2020 Decennial Census.
We invite you to attend a free LUCA Promotional Information Session where you can learn more about LUCA, including:
- the purpose of LUCA and ways it can benefit your community
- what is new for LUCA this decade
- the LUCA timeline
- developing a plan for your LUCA review
- an overview of the Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS)
Whether or not your jurisdiction has already made a decision to participate in LUCA, we strongly urge you to attend one of the promotional presentations. We will hold presentations in each of the eight districts of the Louisiana Association of Planning and Development Districts (LAPDDs). Schedule of LA – LUCA- Promotional Presentations.
Registration is simple. Just provide us with the information on the Reply Card and email your response to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR telephone us at 1-404-331-1339 (Atlanta Regional Office-Geography Section).