WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development will send the Louisiana Office of Community Development $594,931,000 in Community Development Block Grants for Hurricane Laura disaster recovery. Cassidy helped secure this supplemental disaster assistance last month as part of a clean continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until December 3rd, 2021.
“It has been over a year since Louisiana was hammered by Hurricane Laura, and this relief has taken far too long,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is a welcome first step, but there is more work to be done to return southwest Louisiana to wholeness.”
Cassidy has repeatedly called for disaster relief, including three appeals to colleagues on the Senate Floor. Cassidy and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation also urged the need for disaster relief following Hurricane Ida.