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$563K in Federal Aid for Local Governments Help Recovery

Release date: 
March 8, 2018
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BATON ROUGE, La. — FEMA announced more than half a million dollars has been awarded for emergency protective services in Louisiana following Tropical Storm Harvey.

Here are a few examples of FEMA’s recent obligations: 

  • Louisiana National Guard was awarded more than $240,000 in federal reimbursements for statewide response and recovery efforts.
  • Allen Parish Mosquito Abatement District was awarded $113,000 for mosquito abatement from FEMA to reimburse their efforts in the early response to the storm.
  • Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness was awarded $62,625 for state administrative response and recovery operations.
  • Beauregard Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was awarded $24,719 for labor and equipment reimbursements.
  • Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department was awarded $17,686 for sand bag operations, monitoring roads and bridges and organizing evacuation routes.
  • St. Mary Parish Government was awarded $8,780 for sand bag operations.  

The state and FEMA continue to work with 53 applicants to develop specifications and costs for eligible recovery projects. FEMA reimburses 75 percent of eligible expenses.

Funds cover repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and infrastructure, debris removal and emergency response activities in designated parishes. Twenty Louisiana parishes were included in the disaster declaration for Public Assistance disaster aid.

The 20 Louisiana parishes affected are Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, De Soto, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Natchitoches, Plaquemines, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Charles, St. Mary, Vermilion and Vernon.

Last Updated: 
March 8, 2018 - 15:50