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August 24, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) announced an additional $260.3 million for projects throughout the New Orleans area, including funding to Dillard University, Templeman Prison I and II and the Gaslight Apartments. These announcements bring the total public assistance funds obligated for Louisiana recovery projects since Jan. 20, 2009 to more than $1 billion.
August 21, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family, with the help of an additional $2.3 million federal grant, is currently rebuilding so that it can once again service New Orleans' elderly, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).
August 20, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced $27.8 million in consolidated funding for St. Mary's Academy, allowing the school to benefit from not only one, but two of FEMA's innovative public assistance solutions. Of the $27.8 million in total funding, approximately $3.3 million has been allocated for the repair or replacement of the school's lost contents and $24.5 million for the consolidation of 11 campus buildings into one educational building.
August 12, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The public is invited to view newly revised Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for Orleans Parish at an open house on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.  The open house will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berhman Center, 2529 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114. Specialists will be on hand at the open house to answer citizens' questions and to provide additional information. Citizens are encouraged to view the maps, which will be available in both digital and paper formats.
August 11, 2009
News Release
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Future storm damages are less likely to occur when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) join forces and provide extra funding to mitigate public facilities so that they are better prepared to face and withstand impending hurricanes.
July 23, 2009
News Release
JEFFERSON PARISH, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) recently announced a $7.2 million grant to fund an elevation project that will raise 40 homes in Jefferson Parish.
July 23, 2009
News Release
CALCASIEU PARISH, La. -- The voluntary actions of several homeowners in Calcasieu Parish have laid the foundation for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) to provide $1.1 million to the parish for acquisition of five residential properties. The five acquired properties will become permanent green space.
July 15, 2009
News Release
ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Bumps along St. Bernard's roadways are being smoothed out, after recovery partners jointly assessed several hundred miles of roadways throughout the parish to account for all Katrina-related damages.
July 10, 2009
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Nearly four years after Katrina, the Robert E. Smith Branch of the New Orleans Public Library on Canal Boulevard has remained damaged and closed. In its place, a library bookmobile, followed by a modular library, have continued to service the community and children of the Lakeview area. Now, according to an announcement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), local residents can expect a brand new Robert E. Smith Library in their neighborhood to replace the old facility and the current modular library.
June 26, 2009
News Release
ERATH, La. -- While Rita-related repair work to restore Dozier Elementary School is currently underway, residents of Vermilion Parish may also notice a new addition to the school's campus. A five-foot floodwall is being built around the facility, thanks to the school board's smart planning and a recent federal grant, announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA).

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