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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Louisiana

Release date: 
May 29, 2019
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Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump‘s emergency disaster declaration issued for the state of Louisiana.


Assistance for State and affected Local Governments can include as required:


    • FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives, to protect property, public health and safety, and lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas. 
    • Specifically FEMA is authorized to provide assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance for the Public Assistance Program, in St. Mary’s Parish. Federal funding assistance is provided at 75 percent. 
    • FEMA is also authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct federal assistance under the Public Assistance program, at 75 percent federal funding in Assumption, Catahoula, Concordia, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, Terrebonne, and West Feliciana parishes.



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Last Updated: 
May 30, 2019 - 23:08