Outreach and Small Business Assistance

The Outreach and Small Business Assistance section plays a support role for many of the more traditional programs within the department. This new Division administers the Small Business Assistance Program, Enviroschool, and the Environmental Leadership Program.


Small Business Assistance Program
The Small Business Assistance Program works with entities that might need  extra help to comply with environmental regulations. On-site visits are made to help explain permit requirements, conduct pollution audits or to complete permit applications. 


Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program

The mission of the Louisiana Environmental Leadership Program is to promote a cleaner and better environment through voluntary pollution prevention, waste reduction, other environmental stewardship efforts and sustainability. 



The Enviroschool program at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is the environmental education outreach arm of the Agency that provides training for communities, businesses, and other organizations on a number of regulatory topics.  The goal of this program is for the attendees to become informed about the environmental regulatory process and to maintain and improve environmental compliance.  The Enviroschool program is now offering tailored training sessions at no cost to attendees focusing on topics and/or environmental regulations affecting your industry or community.  If you are interested in hosting a LDEQ speaker/trainer for your association meeting or if you are interested in arranging a day workshop for your group, please contact us for more information.