Aug 22, 2023 | Press Releases


WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $3,753,290.81 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:

  • $1,233,425.80 to the city of Sulphur for emergency protective measures. The reimbursement is made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
  • $2,519,865.01 to the South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association (SLECA) for system-wide repairs. 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:

“The fight for Southwest Louisiana through the recovery mission is strong. Our communities will weather every storm and stand resilient. Almost $4.2 billion has been delivered for recovery relief, and each distribution is important to our economic prosperity and growth. Our office will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver the much needed recovery resources and relief to our beautiful home of Southwest Louisiana.”

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