WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Twin Parish Port District (Port of Delcambre) will receive $780,707.00 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development funding. The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) grant will be used to construct an innovation center that creates and expands businesses and provides training for the local seafood industry.

The RISE grant funding is authorized through the 2018 Farm Bill, which Congressman Higgins supported.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“The Port of Delcambre is an important hub for Louisiana’s seafood industry. This grant, combined with other recent investments at the port, helps create jobs and boosts the local economy. The new seafood innovation center will provide needed support for Louisiana fishermen and related businesses in South Louisiana.”

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