BATON ROUGE, La. -- The state of Louisiana and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that deadlines are approaching for eligible local and parish government agencies, school districts, and certain private nonprofit organizations to submit Requests for Public Assistance for damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee between Sept. 1 and 5, 2011. Public Assistance is available under a presidential major disaster declaration for the parishes of East Feliciana, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne and West Feliciana.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's major disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana. Assistance for State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Lee during the period of September 1-5, 2011.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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Preliminary Damage Assessment
- Louisiana, FEMA-4041-DR (PDF 20KB)