WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $71,263,081.30 million in federal grants 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:
- $3,382,239.09 to the West Calcasieu Airport Managing Board for damages made to Hangars A and C. The reimbursement is made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 428 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $60,900,948.90 to the Jefferson Davis Electric Co-Op for restoration and repairs to the Creole substation, damaged transmission lines from Manchester to Gibbstown, permanent repairs to the substation, electrical distribution repairs, and restoration of transmission lines. The reimbursements are made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $4,291,694.10 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for repairs to the Fairview Elementary School campus. The reimbursement is made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $2,688,199.18 to the Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association for emergency protective measures to assist Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. The reimbursement is made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 403 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:
“My office continues to work with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver recovery resources after Hurricanes Laura and Delta. We will continue to fight for Southwest Louisiana throughout the recovery mission.”