DENTON, Texas – More than $2.4 million was recently awarded to Louisiana for repairs to multiple buildings in Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish, including a school, as part of the recovery efforts after Hurricane Isaac.
Of the total Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance funding, more than $1.2 million covered repairs for different Jefferson Parish Department of Water facilities, as well as mitigation measures to protect against future damage. This includes Water Plants, Distribution Centers, a Payment Center, sewer lines, water lines and lift stations on the West Bank, the East Bank and in Grand Isle.
In Plaquemines Parish, the more than $1.2 million in Public Assistance funding covers repairs, the replacement of some storm-damaged components and mitigation measures to protect against future disasters in the following communities:
- Belle Chasse – Belle Chasse Fire Station III; Belle Chasse Government Building; Belle Chasse Library; Belle Chasse Lockup; Belle Chasse Public Right-of-Way Maintenance Shop; Belle Chasse Water Collection Office; Community Action Agency building; Council on Aging building; the Emergency Management Services Building; and the Recreation North Facility;
- Boothville – Boothville-Venice Elementary School Campus main building, gymnasium and cafeteria; and the Boothville-Venice Fire Station;
- Buras - Buras Auditorium; Buras Community Center; and the Buras Fire Station;
- Davant – the Percy Griffin Community Center;
- Empire – O’Brien Fire Station;
- Phoenix – the Phoenix Fire Station;
- Point A La Hache - Epalh Fire/Emergency Management Services Station; and
- Port Sulphur – District 8 Council building; Port Sulphur Community Center; Port Sulphur Fire Station; and the Port Sulphur Public Right-of-Way Maintenance Building.
To date, FEMA has awarded more than $312 million in Public Assistance funding to Louisiana in relation to Hurricane Isaac. The Public Assistance funding represents a 75 percent federal cost share. FEMA awards funding for projects directly to the state of Louisiana; the state then disburses the grant to the eligible applicant.
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