After the historic flooding of August 2016 Denham Springs was recommended by the state to FEMA as a candidate for assistance under the National Disaster Recovery Framework. The NDRF focuses on community lead, long term strategies to rebuild more resilient communities in the wake of disaster. Denham Springs accepted assistance under the NDRF in April of 2017 and began organizing a strategy for the long term Denham Springs Community Recovery Planning Process.
The process depends on six broad areas of focus and their corresponding teams: Community Planning, Economic Development, Housing, Health and Social Service, Infrastructure and Natural & Cultural Resources. These teams are tasked with brainstorming ideas and projects for the community at large that can then be submitted for community input and will ultimately create a master plan for strategic, long term recovery. The goal of Denham Strong is to maintain the values and vision of the people of Denham Springs while tapping into strategies that will reinforce our community resiliency and long term vision.