January 30, 2024

Cassidy Announces $9.2 Million for Calcasieu Parish in Hurricane Laura Relief

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Calcasieu Parish will receive $9,172,281.58 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Hurricane Laura relief.

“Louisiana has demonstrated its resilience while recovering from Hurricane Laura,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding will help restore Calcasieu Parish and ensure our communities have the resources they need to weather the next storm.”

Grant AwardedRecipientProject Description
$2,666,025.00Calcasieu Parish Wide Emergency GeneratorsThis grant will provide federal funding for the purchase of 18 permanent industrial emergency generators including associated switches, wiring and foundation pads for sixteen sewer lift stations, one sanitary sewer pond, and one critical facility.
$148,112.50Calcasieu Parish Wide Emergency GeneratorsThis grant will provide federal funding for management costs to include assisting with engineering procurement, preparing and submitting budget modifications, reviewing contractor invoices, meetings and conference calls, record keeping, financial tracking, performance reporting/quarterly reports, reimbursement requests, preparing amendments, and grant closeout associated with the purchase of 18 permanent industrial emergency generators.
$6,358,144.08Calcasieu Parish School BoardThis grant will provide federal funding for permanent repairs to the Sulphur High School campus as a direct result of Hurricane Laura.