BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Seven villages in Louisiana lost out on about $240,000 in federal coronavirus aid because they failed to submit the proper paperwork to get the money.
Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne told lawmakers that the state reached out multiple times to urge the villages to submit simple paperwork but didn’t get a response.
The unaccepted funds will be reallocated among the 284 towns and villages that did comply. The governor’s Division of Administration was tasked with distributing $315 million in federal aid to nearly 300 local governments.
The state’s 14 largest cities got their funding directly.