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The City of New Orleans Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is administered by the City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Funding for the program has been provided by the State of Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) largely through a grant provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mitigation Program Management Services are provided by Smart, Inc.

Useful Web sites for HMGP Participants

Louisiana Rebuilds

LA was established to be a trusted, online destination for residents affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by providing critical information for those who have returned home as well as those who are still displaced. This site helps Louisiana residents wherever they are get up-to-date information about what is happening in our city(s); understand what resources are available to help stabilize their lives; access critical recovery and rebuilding assistance and support; and have a voice in our community’s developing future.

Featured Section of Louisiana Rebuilds:
Louisiana Rebuilds Contractor Guide

This section of Louisiana Rebuilds is dedicated to assisting homeowners with the contracting process. Best practices are provided on hiring, contracts, avoiding fraud, pricing, and legal review

UNO Center for Hazards Assessment, Response, and Technology (CHART)
UNO ChartThe focus of the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART) is to support Louisiana community sustainability in light of natural, technological, environmental and terrorist risks to which the region is vulnerable. The Center undertakes applied social science research to understand ways in which Louisiana communities and the coastal region respond to these risks, assists in the development of best practices for reducing risks and helps in implementing these practices to achieve comprehensive community sustainability. The second focus of CHART is the reverse dynamic-the impacts of community activity--social / political /economic-on the ecosystems within the costal and southeast region of the state.
LSU Ag Center Rebuilding Information Station
LSU Ag CenterThe Rebuilding Information Station, supported by UNO's Center for Hazards Assessment, Response, and Technology (CHART), provides face-to-face assistance to help homeowners make informed decisions about rebuilding. Information on elevation, energy efficiency, sources of funding, hiring contractors and flood insurance is available. The Station is located in UNO's Center for Energy Resource Management, Suite 103 in the research park located at 2045 Lakeshore Dr.,directly across from UNO's main campus. Hours are Tues & Thurs from 10-6; Wed & Fri from 9-5; Sat 9-1. Free seminars on a variety of rebuilding issues are held weekly.
Louisiana Road Home: Home Design and Construction Registry
Road Home ContractorThe Home Design and Construction Registry Section of the Louisiana Road Home web site dedicated to assisting Louisiana Homeowners in the rebuilding process. This section of the site provides tips on preparing financially, restoring a damaged home, building a new home, choosing between site-built and factory-built homes, professional services, and a homeowner's glossary of building terms. This Design and Construction Web site also contains information to help understand the construction process, and learn about getting a building permit, developing a punch list and using contracts and change orders.
The National Association of Home Builders

NAHBNAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

NAHB strives to create an environment in which all Americans have access to the housing of their choice and the opportunity to realize the American dream of homeownership, builders have the freedom to operate as entrepreneurs in an open and competitive environment and housing and those who provide it are recognized as the strength of the nation.


City of New Orleans Office of Safety and Permits

Safety and PermitsThe mission of the City of New Olreans Office of Safety and Permits is to administer and enforce standards for the construction and use of buildings and property and to promote and protect the public's interest and safety to life and property.
This mission is accomplished by issuing building, electrical, and mechanical permits, inspection of occupational license applications, and enforcement of policies for the ground transportation industry.
State of Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors
LSU State LBThe official web site operated by the State of Louisiana Licensing Board. It is a great site to use for finding a contractor, learning about contracting law, and verifying the licensing of your contractor The mission of the Louisiana State Licensing Board is established in the Louisiana Revised Statutes as follows: “The purpose of the legislature in enacting this Chapter is the protection of the health, safety, and general welfare of all those persons dealing with persons engaged in the contracting vocation, and the affording of such persons of an effective and practical protection against the incompetent, inexperienced, unlawful, and fraudulent acts of contractors with whom they contract. Further, the legislative intent is that the State Licensing Board for Contractors shall monitor construction projects to ensure compliance with the licensure requirements of this Chapter.”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FEMA Library
FEMA SmallThe FEMA Library is a searchable web-based collection of all publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including: CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio tapes, disability resources, posters and display items, brochures, publications, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, slide presentations, and some documents. It allows users to better locate, download to your computer to save and print items from the web.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
GOHSEPThe Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); formally the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOHSEP), was created by the Civil Act of 1950. In 1976 GOHSEP via the Louisiana government reorganization, was moved to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In 1990 GOHSEP was transferred again to the Military Department. In 2003 the Agency name was changed to the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, reflecting the additional responsibilities to the State and her citizens. In March of 2006 the Agency came under the Governor's Office and the name was changed to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to reflect this change.
City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
NOHSEPThe Office of Emergency Preparedness is responsible for the response and coordination of those actions needed to protect the lives and property of its citizens from natural or man-made disasters as well as emergency planning for the City of New Orleans. Our primary responsibility is to advise the Mayor, the City Council and Chief Administrative Officer regarding emergency preparedness activities and operations. We coordinate all city departments and allied state and federal agencies which respond to city-wide disasters and emergencies through the development and constant updating of an integrated multi-hazard plan. All requests for federal disaster assistance and federal funding subsequent to disaster declarations are also made through this office. Our authority is defined by the Louisiana Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act of 1993, Chapter 6 Section 709, Paragraph B, “Each parish shall maintain a Disaster Agency which, except as otherwise provided under this act, has jurisdiction over and serves the entire parish”.



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