WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $142,490,757.90 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 reimbursement includes $142,490,757.90 to Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op for systemwide repairs to electrical transmission infrastructure 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 result 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.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:
“We continue to deliver additional recovery funding for Southwest Louisiana, bringing total disaster relief to over $3.7 billion. This latest reimbursement provides significant support for electrical grid repairs. I will not stop working for Southwest Louisiana.”