WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $9,172,281.58 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 funding includes:
- $2,666,025.00 to the Calcasieu Parish Wide Emergency Generators for the purchase of 18 permanent industrial emergency generators. The reimbursement is made at 90% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $148,112.50 to the Calcasieu Parish Emergency Generators for repairs to assist with engineering procurements. The reimbursement is made at 100% federal cost-share and authorized under Section 1215 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which amended Section 324 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.
- $6,358,144.08 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for repairs to Sulphur High School. 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:
“Through each storm, Louisiana stands strong and resilient, fighting to keep our communities’ spirits high. To date, we have delivered almost $4.3 billion in recovery relief. We will continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver the much needed recovery resources and replenish our home in Southwest Louisiana.