WASHINGTON, La (BRPROUD) – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy announced that FEMA will give Louisiana over $37 million in grant money for hurricane relief from Laura and Zeta, which hit the state in 2020.
“This is crucial help Louisiana needs to fully bounce back from Laura and Zeta,” Cassidy said. “This grant cleans up the scars left by those hurricanes in our communities.”
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development was granted $1,080,713.93. Cameron Parish was granted $20,899,921.33. The Louisiana Office of Risk Management was awarded $5,646,165.13 and Jefferson Davis CO-OP INC will receive $1,202,751.59. Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness will be given $2,038,429.41 in grant aid. The total amount of relief aid for these organizations is $35,874,089.97 due to Hurricane Laura.
The Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness is to will receive $2,038,429.41 in response to Hurricane Zeta.
The grants are reimbursement for costs related to hurricane disaster preparations such as debris removal and transportation that was used during evacuations and building repairs, according to an official press release.