- Currents Projects Under Alternative Arrangements Review
- Past Projects reviewed under Alternative Arrangements
- All FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Projects
Currents Projects Under Alternative Arrangements Review
The FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain private nonprofit organizations. The following PA projects are currently being reviewed by FEMA EHP. They are considered eligible projects for review under Alternative Arrangements. In addition to the local applicant’s own public outreach, FEMA EHP is accepting any public comment on the proposed projects which is welcome on any individual project currently under Alternative Arrangements review. Comments may be submitted through the contact us page of this website. This page will be updated as new projects are received and old project reviews are completed.
1. Desire Street Ministries, Desire Street Academy, New Orleans
Desire Street Ministries (DSM) (Applicant) has requested FEMA Public Assistance funding for the construction of a new multipurpose building at 3600 Desire Parkway in New Orleans. The facility was extensively damaged during Hurricane Katrina and deemed eligible for replacement by FEMA. The original one-story structure was approximately 34,616 square feet, and was composed of a basketball gym, several classrooms, and office space. The facility was utilized as a private junior-senior high school for approximately 150 students, as well as a community center. The school was closed in 2009 due to a lack of funding. The new structure will be approximately 31,000 square feet, and will serve as a community wellness center, as well as provide medical and dental services. It will be located at the same physical address as the previous structure, but will be in a different location at the site.
Location: 3600 Desire Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70119 (29.99649, -90.03286)
2. St. Bernard Parish, Dravo Force Main Relocation, New Orleans
St. Bernard Parish (SBP) (Applicant) has requested FEMA Public Assistance funding for the relocation of the St. Bernard Parish Sanitary Sewer (Dravo) Force Main where it crosses the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District (LBBLD) Pump Station 3 and levee. The Applicant operates and maintains the force main. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is providing funding for the LBBLB pump station repair. The USACE has informed the Applicant that the force main lies within the construction zone for the pump station repair, affecting safety and expedited construction plans. Therefore, the USACE advised the Applicant to relocate the force main permanently by directional drilling under the pump station intake basin. Work for the proposed project includes the following: directionally bore new pipeline under the pump station intake basin, break connections to the damaged pipe, install new connections and isolation valves (to prevent spills), and demolish old piping and fittings.
Location: Latitude 29.95145, Longitude -89.93404
Past Projects reviewed under Alternative Arrangements
The public comment period has passed on all previously reviewed projects. Past projects that have been reviewed under Alternative Arrangements are captured by parish in the spreadsheets below. Within each parish’s spreadsheet, the projects are sorted further by infrastructure criteria. The spreadsheets provide brief project descriptions, location data, applicant id’s, and project titles.
All FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Projects
Not all FEMA Public Assistance projects meet the criteria for the use of Alternative Arrangements. The spreadsheet below captures all PA projects to date within the NOMA, related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The spreadsheets provide Project Worksheet numbers, Categories of Work, Project Titles, Project Descriptions, Special Consideration information, dates of obligation, applicant id’s, and percentage of work complete.
PA projects (XLS 6,206 KB)