Apr 11, 2023 | Press Releases


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $7,117,548.63 million in federal grants for hurricane recovery efforts in Southwest Louisiana.

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


The reimbursement includes:

  • $6,019,226.58 for the Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association for emergency protective measures for Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. The reimbursement is made at 100% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
  • $1,098,322.05 for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office for emergency protective measures. 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:

“The steadfast resilience of Southwest Louisiana throughout the recovery mission is strong. To date, our office has delivered over $3.9 billion in hurricane recovery relief. Our office will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver much needed resources for growth and prosperity throughout the recovery mission.”

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