WASHINGTON D.C. (BRPROUD) – FEMA is awarding $69 million in grants to state and local governments for recovery after Hurricanes Laura and Delta in southwest Louisiana.
The money will be used to reimburse costs related to hurricane damage, according to Sen. Bill Cassidy. A news release from Cassidy states that funding is designated for future flood mitigation, debris removal, structure elevation, relocation of classrooms, and emergency resources.
“Unfortunately, we know from experience how long disaster aid can be held up. Almost a year later, we’re still working to get supplemental CDBG-DR relief for Hurricanes Laura and Delta,” said Dr. Cassidy. “However, these reimbursements are substantial to get southwest Louisiana back on its feet.”
$1 million will be used to elevate 51 properties in Livingston Parish.
In the wake of Hurricane Ida, Cassidy and Louisiana delegation are urging financial disaster assistance from the Biden administration.
Read the full letter below: