May 3, 2023 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $2,319,096.60 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:

  • $2,319,096.60 to the city of Lake Charles for management costs. The reimbursement is made at 100% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 324 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:

“Louisiana strong. That’s what we are. Storms can’t destroy our communities, we’re more than just buildings. We are resilient, we are bonded by spirit, we are one. My office has worked closely with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver over $4 billion in hurricane recovery funding. We’re rebuilding better, stronger, focused on growth and prosperity.”

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