WASHINGTON (BRPROUD) — Ascension Parish will be receiving a portion of FEMA funds for Hurricane Ida recovery, according to a Thursday announcement from Senator John Kennedy.

The parish will be receiving a total of $2,370,149 for debris removal. In total, FEMA granted $76,706,403 in disaster aid to parts of Louisiana affected by hurricanes Ida and Laura. Kennedy said the following will be receiving FEMA funds for disaster aid:

  • $2,258,321 in federal funding to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for repairs to the damaged facilities at the Iowa High School campus as a result of Hurricane Laura.
  • $1,199,460 in federal funding to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for repairs to the damaged facilities at the LaGrange High School campus as a result of Hurricane Laura.
  • $66,392,538 in federal funding to Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and emergency preparedness for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,889,142 in federal funding to the town of Grand Isle for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Ida.
  • $2,370,149 in federal funding to Ascension Parish for Public Assistance Alternate Procedures debris removal operations as a result of Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,058,859 in federal funding to Grand Isle for repairs to recreational facilities damaged as a result of Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,537,934 in federal funding to St. Charles Parish for debris removal operations as a result of Hurricane Ida.

“I’m glad to see this $76.7 million going towards the costs of recovery efforts in Calcasieu, St. Charles, Ascension, Grand Isle and the state of Louisiana after Ida and Laura hit our communities hard,” said Kennedy.