December 14, 2023

Cassidy Announces $45.1 Million in Disaster Relief, Flood Mitigation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $45,144,137.99 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Hurricane Laura and Ida relief and flood mitigation.

“Louisiana remains resilient through catastrophic natural disasters,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding will support repairs and flood mitigation for our communities on their paths to recovery.”

Grant AwardedRecipientProject Description
$30,690,494.84Jefferson Davis Electric Co-Op, Inc.This grant will provide federal funding for an emergency generator power substation as a result of Hurricane Laura. 
$2,031,388.12Southwest Louisiana Hospital AssociationThis grant will provide federal funding for management costs as a direct result of Hurricane Laura.
$1,078,051.50Jefferson ParishThis grant will provide federal funding for damages to the Rosethorne Playground as a result of Hurricane Ida. 
$1,344,203.53Terrebonne Parish School BoardThis grant will provide federal funding for permanent restoration to the Bayou Black Elementary, Broadmoor, Montegut Middle and Montegut Elementary school campuses required as a result of Hurricane Ida.
$10,000,000.0025th Street Canal Drainage Improvement ProjectThis grant will provide federal funding for infrastructure protection measures in the City of Gretna.