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US Department of Commerce Invests $2.6 Million for Water Infrastructure Improvements to Support Healthcare and Workforce Development in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Exciting developments are underway in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, as it receives a transformative $2.6 million grant from the US Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA)! This substantial grant will enable critical water infrastructure improvements, paving the way for enhanced healthcare services and workforce development in the region. We are proud to highlight this significant milestone and its potential impact on the community.

The Role of Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has been at the forefront of regional development, working tirelessly to improve the local infrastructure. This latest grant will fund the design and construction of a new water line to service the new Terrebonne General Health System Wellness Center, thereby increasing access to quality healthcare and wellness facilities and generating high-quality jobs in the area. With a local match of $651,470, this investment is expected to create or retain nearly 150 jobs and attract $78 million in private investment.

Partnerships and Regional Impact

This project is a testament to the collaborative efforts of local and regional organizations. The South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) has been instrumental in leading regional planning efforts, fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors to create a comprehensive economic development roadmap. This strategic initiative will strengthen the regional healthcare workforce, provide new job opportunities, and support a resilient local economy.

Support from Federal Programs

Funded under the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023, this project benefits from the additional Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program funds designated for disaster relief and recovery. These funds are vital for areas affected by major natural disasters, ensuring they receive the necessary support for rebuilding and growth.

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Congratulations to Terrebonne Parish

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Terrebonne Parish for securing this significant investment. Your commitment to enhancing healthcare and fostering economic growth is commendable. Together, we are building a stronger, more resilient community.

CSRS' Role in Terrebonne Parish's Development

CSRS was responsible for working with all of the project stakeholders to prepare and submit the grant application to EDA and coordinate with EDA on the grant application RFI process to secure a successful grant award. CSRS’ Recovery and Resilience group will support TPCG throughout the entire grant process, providing grants and project management to support EDA's grant program requirements.



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