The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms during the period of January 8 to January 17, 2013.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state, tribes, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in Acadia, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Livingston, Madison, St. Landry, and Vermilion Parishes.
Federal disaster assistance is available through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program to help Louisiana communities in 11 parishes recover from the Jan. 8-17 severe storms and flooding. Under the program, FEMA is providing supplemental financial assistance to the state, its agencies, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, including electric cooperatives, for their eligible response and recovery expenses.
BATON ROUGE, La. – State agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofits in Louisiana parishes hit hard by the Jan. 8-17 storms and flooding have about two weeks to file their official requests for federal assistance. The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is March 25. Filing such a request with the state is the first step in the process of applying for federal reimbursements under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisianians know severe weather. In the last six months alone, the state has experienced two federally declared disasters, Hurricane Isaac and the January severe storms and floods. The week of March 3-9 marks National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges Louisiana residents to add to their existing knowledge as they make themselves, their families and their homes storm ready.
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.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|
Preliminary Damage Assessment Report
PDA Report; FEMA-4102-DR