May 22, 2024

Cassidy Announces $15.7 Million for Louisiana in Hurricane Relief, Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $15,670,984.03 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Hurricanes Laura and Ida Relief and emergency preparedness.

“Preparing for future storms is always top of mind, but especially as hurricane season approaches,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding will restore our communities and ensure they are more resilient moving forward.”

Grant AwardedRecipientProject Description
$3,565,658.85City of Lake CharlesThis grant will provide federal funding for debris removal operations as a result of Hurricane Laura. 
$1,191,316.18Terrebonne ParishThis grant will provide federal funding for the permanent restoration of the South Wastewater Treatment Plant facilities as a result of Hurricane Ida.
$1,130,222.00West Feliciana ParishThis grant will provide federal funding for mitigation of future flood events by implementing a drainage solution project to divert excess water runoff flowing into the Hardwood project area.
$1,527,908.00City of RustonThis grant will provide federal funding for the design, purchase, and installation of generators to assist smaller municipalities during and after events. 
$110,009.00City of RustonThis grant will provide federal funding for management costs.
$7,717,140.00Delgado Community College Office of Risk ManagementThis grant will provide federal funding for the retrofitting of five buildings at four campuses of Delgado Community College in New Orleans and Harvey.
$428,730.00Delgado Community College Office of Risk ManagementThis grant will provide federal funding to cover costs associated with Delgado Community College Office of Risk Management projects.