WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced Louisiana will receive an additional $450,136,000 in supplemental disaster aid for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, as well as $1,272,346,000 for Hurricane Ida recovery. For the first time, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing direct allocations of CDBG-DR dollars to local communities with Lake Charles receiving an additional $10,776,000 and Baton Rouge receiving an additional $4,648,000. The funding for Hurricanes Laura and Delta is in addition to the $600 million Cassidy announced last year, bringing the total funding secured by the Louisiana delegation for Southwest Louisiana to $1.06 billion.
“This is hard-earned relief for South Louisiana,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We still have a long road to go to fully recover, but this level of funding helps tremendously. We will continue to work to address unmet needs.”
This funding is from the remaining $3 billion in previously unallocated CDBG-DR that Cassidy and the Louisiana delegation secured as part of the FY 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was signed into law at the end of September 2021.