WASHINTON (BRPROUD) – The Ascension Parish School Board will receive more than 1 million dollars for hurricane recovery efforts.

Sen. John Kennedy announced Monday that approximately $3,011,590 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant money will go towards Ascension and Jefferson parishes.

The Ascension Parish School Board will receive $1,687,302 for emergency protective measures
related to Hurricane Ida.

“Hurricane Ida hit Ascension and Jefferson Parishes hard,” said Kennedy in an official press release. This $3 million will help update and install emergency infrastructure to stabilize and prevent damage from natural disasters.”

Jefferson Parish will also receive $1,324,288 for emergency protective measures related to
Hurricane Ida.