WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced that the City of Slidell will receive $4,332,704.00 in Flood Mitigation Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funds will be used to elevate 22 substantially damaged properties.
“Ensuring that Louisianans are prepared for the next storm is crucial,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This grant will give Slidell families piece of mind that their risk of flooding will be significantly reduced in the future.”
Cassidy worked to secure $3.5 billion in Flood Mitigation Assistance grants in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This funding was included to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In fiscal year 2020, one-third of applications for this program came from Louisiana. Louisiana can expect to receive further flood mitigation funding from IIJA over the next three years.