Millions of government dollars are available to support physical infrastructure, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation projects. To date, underserved, disadvantaged communities throughout Southeast Louisiana have yet to fully benefit from this funding.
To help level the playing field, the Next 100 Years Challenge offers guidance and technical assistance to potential applicants willing to conceive ambitious, project-based proposals for infrastructure improvement in our region. We understand a range of technical assistance and support is essential for organizations that may not have the resources or capacity to engage stakeholders, prepare and develop a project, and navigate the many complexities of securing government funding.
The Next 100 Years Challenge seeks innovative ideas brought forth by collaborative teams and will offer support and technical assistance to develop clear, actionable plans and increase opportunities to secure the funding and resources needed to deliver results.
Strong proposals will present sustainable, community-centered, cost-effective projects that protect against and reduce the risks from disasters and natural hazards in underserved, disadvantaged communities located in the thirteen Southeast Louisiana parishes over the next 100 years and beyond. We encourage infrastructure plans at varying stages of development, from early-stage concepts to solutions that are proven effective.