WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced that Louisiana will receive a total of $6,293,558.00 in flood mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The City of Slidell will receive $3,397,731.00 from the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant for the elevation of 19 properties and Jefferson Parish will receive $2,895,827.00 for the elevation of 18 properties.
“Preparing for the next storm is top of mind for all Louisianans,” said Dr. Cassidy. “These grants give 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.