BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The state of Louisiana is receiving almost $48 million from FEMA in flood mitigation assistance, according to a Wednesday announcement from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
Officials said the money can be used for flood reduction or elimination projects for buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program. Louisiana grant recipients:
|Sub recipient||Federal Award Amount|
|Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority||$225,000|
|East Baton Rouge||$14,491,327|
|City of Walker||$318,617|
“This is more good news in our efforts to make Louisiana more resilient,” said GOHSEP Director Casey Tingle. “GOHSEP staff has helped our local and state partners identify and submit the projects to protect from flooding, our most dangerous weather-related threat in Louisiana. Most of the entities approved for this round will use the funding for acquisition and elevation projects tied to flood protection. We are still working with FEMA to get additional project sub-applications awarded.”