WASHINGTON (BRPROUD) — Millions in disaster aid is headed to the state for highway infrastructure repairs after Hurricanes Laura and Ida.

Senator Bill Cassidy’s Friday announcement of funds totaling $18,743,619 comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Cassidy shared the following funding breakdown:

Grant Awarded| Recipient/Agency
$1,400,845U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
$9,020,098Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
$8,322,676Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Courtesy of Sen. Cassidy

“We still see the scars from Hurricanes Laura and Ida,” said Cassidy. “This funding, along with money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will repair our highways to improve commutes and expedite future evacuation efforts.”