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City of New Orleans Receives Grants to Implement Recovery Recommendations

$1.5 Million Awarded to the Office of Recovery Management Funded Jointly by the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
206-709-3400
James D. Ross
City of New Orleans
Phone: 504.906.9123

NEW ORLEANS -- The City of New Orleans Office of Recovery Management today announced it has received $1.54 million to further integrate recommendations from the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP) and other planning initiatives into the recovery activities of city agencies.

Provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the grants support continuing efforts to involve the entire New Orleans community in the planning and recovery process. Among the initiatives, some of which have already taken place, are a concerted campaign to reach out to displaced residents, an unprecedented city employee staff meeting involving city workers in all departments, start-up funds to establish a Parish Recovery Council and the hiring of senior staff and consultants to accelerate the action plans of city agencies.

To read the full press release, visit the City of New Orleans Web site.

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