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Higgins Announces Additional $41.5M for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $41,523,929.59 for Hurricane Laura recovery efforts in South Louisiana.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 4:01 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $41,523,929.59 for Hurricane Laura recovery efforts in South Louisiana.

The grants include:

$27,104,090.24 to the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness for emergency protective measures. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
$7,413,813.43 to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (State Police) for emergency protective measures. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
$4,469,235.68 to the Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury for debris removal operations. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
$1,511,221.47 to the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals for management costs. The reimbursement is made at a 100% federal cost-share.
$1,025,568.77 to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections for emergency protective measures. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.

All funding will be delivered to the State of Louisiana. The state is responsible for disbursing the funds to each sub-recipient.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“We continue to work with our federal partners to ensure applications for public assistance are being processed in a timely manner. This latest round of reimbursements brings the total amount of federal disaster relief to over $1.3 billion in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta. My office continues to push for supplemental, long-term recovery resources at the federal level. We will not stop fighting for Southwest Louisiana.”

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