Cassidy announces $75 million for natural disasters and COVID-19 relief – The Observer

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award Louisiana a total of $74,751,566.40 in the event of a natural disaster and help with COVID-19. A total of $32,575,317.83 will go to aid for the Great Flood of 2016 and $11,556,913.37 will go to COVID-19 aid. There is $8,153,832.65 for Hurricane Laura relief, $2,297,612.17 for Hurricane Zeta relief, and $20,167,890.38 for Hurricane Ida relief.

“Louisiana has taken a beating over the past few years. We have weathered hurricane after hurricane, while responding to a pandemic,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is a critical step toward returning our state to integrity.”

Grant awarded Recipient Project description
$32,575,317.83 Louisiana Office of Risk Management This grant will provide federal funding to help repair facilities at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) following severe flooding in 2016.

$4,076,238.37

Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness This grant will provide federal funding to help establish emergency protective measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

$1,052,391.60

Vernon Parish School Board This grant will provide federal funding to repair damage to Pitkin High School in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

$4,575,875.20

Vernon Parish for Debris Removal This grant will provide federal funding for debris removal in Vernon Parish in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

$2,525,565.85

Louisiana Military Department

This grant will provide federal funding to help establish emergency protective measures in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

$11,914,446.43

Livingstone Parish

This grant will provide federal funding for debris removal in Livingston Parish in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

$1,134,925.00

Town of Slidell This grant will provide federal funding to help establish emergency protective measures in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

$7,118,518.95

Parish of Plaquemines This grant will provide federal funding for debris removal in Plaquemines Parish in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

$2,297,612.17

City of New Orleans This grant will provide federal funding for debris removal in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta.
$7,480,675.00 Ochsner Clinic Foundation This grant will provide federal funding to help establish emergency protective measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.