LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $4,106,880.42 in Public Assistance reimbursements for hurricane recovery efforts in Southwest Louisiana.
The funding is made available through the major disaster declaration for Hurricane Laura (DR-4559-LA), which Congressman Higgins supported.
The reimbursements include:
- $1,913,260.50 to the Lake Charles Police Department for repairs to their SWAT Training Center as a result of damage from Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $2,193,619.92 to the City of Lake Charles for repairs at the Lake Charles Civic Center as a result of Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
Much of our official Congressional work to advance recovery projects occurs behind the scenes. Funding finalization and the associated formal announcement of funding are the results of constant efforts over many months with FEMA and state and local stakeholders. All funding will be delivered to the State of Louisiana. The state is responsible for disbursing the funds to each sub-recipient.
A more extensive timeline of Congressman Higgins’ actions on hurricane recovery is available here.