Mar 21, 2023 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $2,355,088.37 million in federal grants for hurricane recovery efforts in Southwest Louisiana.

The funding is made available through the major disaster declaration for Hurricane Recovery (DR-4559-LA), which Congressman Higgins supported.


The reimbursement includes:

  • $2,355,088.37 for The Society of Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Lake Charles for repairs to the St. Louis High School campus. 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:

We have delivered over $3.9 billion in Hurricane recovery relief. My office will fight for Southwest Louisiana throughout the recovery mission. We will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver resources for growth and prosperity.”

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