Boustany Announces New FEMA Disaster Relief Grants for Louisiana
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the state of Louisiana six separate grants for disaster clean-up worth a combined $11,030,406.40.
The individual grants are as follows:
- $1,088,740.37 to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for threats to public health and safety as a result of Hurricane Ike.
- $1,182,680.19 to the Cameron School Board Office to repair damages to the school’s athletic complex sustained during Hurricane Ike.
- $1,152,259.88 to repair damages to the LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry Headquarters in Baton Rouge sustained during Hurricane Gustav.
- $4,068,354.19 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for threats to public health and safety as a result of Hurricane Isaac.
- $1,119,364.42 to St. John the Baptist Parish School Board to repair damages to East St. John High School sustained during Hurricane Isaac.
- $2,419,007.37 in reimbursement to Jefferson Parish for eligible administrative costs for disaster relief associated with Hurricane Katrina.
Boustany said: “Living in Louisiana, we have all worked together to pick up the pieces after major storms like Ike, Gustav, Isaac, Rita, or Katrina. These grants will enable our communities not only to repair the damage left behind, but also to mitigate potentially life-threatening situations in the future.”