New Orleans Receives Federal Grant
A grant from the federal government will allow the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, to tackle an ambitious infrastructure project to reverse the network of drainage canals and pumping stations that were built decades ago. The project is designed to retain and control water previously kept behind levees and floodwalls.
The money comes from a $1 billion pool of unused Hurricane Sandy recovery funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city requested $280 million in its grant application and was awarded $141 million, about half.