Louisiana Hurricane Katrina (DR-1603)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to November 1, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2005
FEMA Archaeologists Discover One of the Oldest Native American Artifacts
FEMA Archaeologists Discover One of the Oldest Native American Artifacts
Fisk Howard School Groundbreaking
Morris Jeff Groundbreaking
McDonogh 35 High School Groundbreaking
McDonogh 35 High School Groundbreaking

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 25, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently provided $27 million in funding to the Archdiocese of New Orleans towards the construction of a new high school campus named Academy of Our Lady. FEMA’s recent grant gave the Archdiocese of New Orleans the necessary “green light” to move forward with their building plans. With FEMA’s financial aid now available to support the new school’s construction costs, the Archdiocese of New Orleans plans to build the new Academy of Our Lady High School within Jefferson Parish’s Marrero community.
October 18, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Louisiana Recovery Office and Dillard University’s Community Development Corporation will host a Disaster Contracting Industry Day in New Orleans, La., on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. “The purpose of Industry Day is to provide local businesses with information about future disaster contracting requirements and to gain industry insight regarding best practices and standards to assist with requirements development,” said FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office Deputy Director of Support Services Gerard Stolar.
October 12, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently provided $1.9 million in funding to the Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater New Orleans, approving their request to utilize two previously obligated grants for the construction of a new, combined daycare and classroom facility. As part of the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world, the nonprofit YWCA of Greater New Orleans services various social needs of families, women and children within the metropolitan area.
September 7, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today a $9.7 million grant to the Plaquemines Parish School Board for the construction of a new, consolidated post-Katrina school—South Plaquemines Elementary School. FEMA’s recent grant comes mainly as consolidated funding, approving the local school board’s request to utilize federal dollars previously obligated for recovery work across several other Plaquemines’ school system facilities.
August 22, 2011
News Release
NEW ORLEANS – In support of the state of Louisiana’s recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided approximately $17.5 billion in individual, public and hazard mitigation assistance over the past six years. 

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