WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $8,442,372.84 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:
- $1,379,085.71 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for repairs to the Sulphur High 9th Grade School campus. The reimbursement is made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $7,063,287.13 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for repairs to the Reynaud Middle School campus. The reimbursement is made at 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:
“Southwest Louisiana continues to remain resilient throughout the recovery mission. We do not let storms destroy our communities or spirit. Our office has delivered over $4 billion in hurricane recovery funding and will continue to work closely with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver much needed resources and relief so that we may continue to prosper. We are Louisiana strong.”