SCPDC Brownfield Coalition Awarded $2 Million in EPA Brownfield Revolving Loan and Grant Funds

June 21, 2022 Comments Off on SCPDC Brownfield Coalition Awarded $2 Million in EPA Brownfield Revolving Loan and Grant Funds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $107 million in supplemental funding to 39 successful, existing Revolving Loan Fund Grant recipients who have demonstrated success in their work to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites.

South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) has been selected as a recipient to receive $2,000,000 dollars from EPA for its successful South Louisiana Brownfields Coalition RLF Program. Through the award of the RLF supplemental funding, the pursuit of cleanup planning and implementation will continue throughout South Louisiana Brownfields Coalition RLF program’s regional area. The South Louisiana Brownfield Coalition region covers the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, Terrebonne, along with its Coalition’s partners regional areas of Acadiana Planning Commission; the City of Lake Charles; and the City of Baton Rouge / Parish of East Baton Rouge. The Program also serves the municipalities within these parishes.

For more information, please contact our Brownfields Program Manager – Lesley Long at 985-851-2900 or lesley@scpdc.org. Also visit our website for more information on our Brownfield Program at: https://www.scpdc.org/departments/planning/brownfields-2/

Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Program (LCDBG) FY2023 Program Year Application Workshops

June 21, 2022 Comments Off on Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Program (LCDBG) FY2023 Program Year Application Workshops

It is time to begin the application planning process for the FY2023 LCDBG Program. The Office of Community Development – Local Government Assistance (OCD-LGA) will discuss the FY2023 LCDBG Funding Distribution as well as the upcoming application process and rating criteria in detail regarding the Public Facilities (PF) Program at the Application Workshops listed below:

FY2023 PF Application Available:                     July 5, 2022

FY2023 PF Application Workshops:                July 6, 2022 (Shreveport)

                                                                                            July 7, 2022 (Pineville)

                                                                                            July 8, 2022 (Baton Rouge)

FY2023 PF Applications Due:                              November 21, 2022

FY2023 PF Threshold Determination:            November 21, 2022

Workshops will be held at the following locations on the dates listed above:

Shreveport         Coordinating & Development Corp.                                                              4000 Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111

Pineville               Main Street Community Center,                                                                  708 Main Street, Pineville, L A71360

Baton Rouge      Claiborne Building, Thomas Jefferson Room, Room 1-136 A&B           1201 N. 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

In order to expedite the process for the FY2023 Public Facilities Program, local governments may now begin the citizen participation process. The process must be completed prior to the procurement of firms to assist with the application preparation and the tasks associated with application preparation. The current citizen participation and procurement procedures local governments must follow in order to be eligible for funding are located on the Office of Community Developments website at https://www.doa.la.gov/doa/ocd-lga/lcdbg-programs/forms-and-information/.

More Workshop and Application information is provided on the attached FY2023 Program and PF Application Workshop Memo or by contacting Pat Gordon (pat@scpdc.org) or Lesley Long (lesley@scpdc.org).

FY 2023 Program and PF Application Workshop Memo

Register Today: Strategic Planning for Community Economic Development Workshop – June 22, 2022

June 7, 2022 Comments Off on Register Today: Strategic Planning for Community Economic Development Workshop – June 22, 2022

Strategic Planning for Community Economic Development Workshop (Strategy Workshop Flyer)

Date – June 22, 2022 (other dates available if you cannot make the 22nd)

Time – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Lunch provided

Location* – South Central Planning and Development Commission – Main Conference Room –

5058 W Main St, Houma, LA 70360

Price – No fee – Funded by EDA CARES ACT grant

Register here: https://louisianabus.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bwuJnSN4udOFeC2 

Who should attend – towns/municipalities, tourism commissions, Main St programs, or any civic organization interested in improving their community.

This workshop will take participants through the strategic planning process and provide guidelines for how participants can create organizational plans and/or plans focused on growing tourism, retail, entrepreneurship, etc.

Workshop Structure

  1. Overview of the strategic planning process
  2. Conducting a situation analysis (SWOT) that goes beyond the obvious and illuminates strategic activities
  3. Establishing SMART goals
  4. Creating strategies that are aligned with goals, mission, and vision of your organization

Hosted by the Louisiana Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Center (LEED) & South Central Planning (SCPDC). To RSVP, please follow this link: https://louisianabus.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bwuJnSN4udOFeC2

*Date & Location – If you cannot attend on June 22, the LEED Center is also hosting sessions on June 14, 16 & 23 in other parts of the State.  You are welcome to attend any of the other sessions and can RSVP through the same link. 

Workshop – Strategic Planning for Community Economic Development

Accelerate St. Landry is a start-up and small business program that focuses on people, their dreams, ideas, and business interests. The program is organized and led by St. Landry Parish Economic Development, St. Landry Chamber of Commerce, and the LEED Center.

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Workshop Leads: Geoffrey Stewart & Patricia Lanier

Public Notice: SCPDC Revolving Loan Board Meeting- June 21st at 8:30 AM

June 6, 2022 Comments Off on Public Notice: SCPDC Revolving Loan Board Meeting- June 21st at 8:30 AM

The Revolving Loan Board for South Central Planning & Development Commission, Inc., will meet on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at 5058 West Main Street, Houma, LA. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation is requested to contact South Central Planning & Development Commission, Inc. three days in advance of the meeting at (985) 851‐2900 to discuss the particular accommodations needed.

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Public Notice: SCPDC Loan Board Meeting – May 17th at 8:30 AM

May 12, 2022 Comments Off on Public Notice: SCPDC Loan Board Meeting – May 17th at 8:30 AM

Due to Stay Home Orders and in response to the Corona/COVID-19 virus, Governor Edwards authorized some temporary changes to Open Meetings Law that would allow Public Meetings via Video and/or Phone conference. Proclamations No. JBE2020-27 & JBE2020-30 provide language allowing these changes amidst the social distancing “Stay Home” orders.

The Attorney General rendered his Memorandum to “Public Bodies” suggesting that the Governor’s Proclamation is clear that while “the quorum requirement has not changed”, but that under Gubernatorial Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30, a Public Body may conduct business “via telephone conference or video conference” and that [it] “shall provide a written certification that the [Board] was otherwise unable to operate due to quorum requirements….” Therefore:

South Central Planning and Development Commission’s
Loan Board does call a meeting scheduled for 17 May 2022 @ 8:30 AM to be held at its office at 5058 West Main, Houma, LA and

With this Notice, SCPDC does Certify that agenda items require action from the LOAN BOARD and that due to the social distancing/travel/orders Proclaimed by JBE 2020-30 the LOAN BOARD would otherwise be unable to operate due to quorum requirements without members of the Board participating via telephone conference or video conference. While the public is invited to attend in person, the gathering shall be limited to less than 10 persons including staff. In lieu of this, the public can tune-in to the Zoom Meeting conference.

Please contact the Loan Department for details on registering and attending the meeting via zoom.

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