New Orleans recovery office gets funding

A trio of powerhouse foundations pledged a total of $1.54 million to the City of New Orleans Office of Recovery Management to encourage further implementation of recommendations from the Unified New Orleans Plan.

The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made the grants to support continuing efforts to involve the entire New Orleans community in the city’s planning and recovery.

The initiatives include efforts to reach out to displaced residents, create a Parish Recovery Council, hold a city employee staff meeting to involve workers in all departments and hire consultants to accelerate implementation of city agencies’ plans.

The funding will be directed through the Foundation for the Mid South.

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