BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The state of Louisiana signed a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a $600 million line of credit for hurricane recovery, according to the governor’s office.

Funding is headed to homeowners affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

“With the execution of this grant agreement, the state can begin implementing the programs that will assist the residents, businesses and communities affected by these devastating storms,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “Not wanting to cause any further delay for those impacted, I directed the Office of Community Development to begin proactively processing homeowners’ applications early so that immediately upon execution of this grant agreement they would be able to start the process of repairing or reconstructing their homes. The survey to determine eligibility remains open, and I encourage anyone who has not started the process to do so now.” 

The governor’s office said an initial action plan for $600 million was approved for Hurricanes Laura and Delta funding on July 14 before HUD approved an amendment for an additional $1.27 billion for Hurricane Ida and the May 2021 flooding recovery, as well as $450 million in Hurricanes Laura and Delta recovery in September.

Homeowners affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Ida or the May 2021 floods can fill out a Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program survey. To fill out the survey, click here or call 866-735-2001.