Cassidy announces $9M in disaster relief

Published 7:14 am Tuesday, November 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant a total of $9,087,127.03 to the Plaquemines Parish School Board, the East Baton Rouge School Board, and St. Charles Parish in relief for Hurricane Katrina, the Great Floods of 2016, and Hurricane Ida.

“Schools should be one of the first places we invest when rebuilding after a major storm. Some of these reimbursements have taken far too long,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is welcome aid, but there is more work to do.”

Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description
$1,500,000.00 Plaquemines Parish School Board The grant is reimbursement to rebuild Phoenix High School ball fields, which were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
$3,253,582.79 East Baton Rouge School Board The grant is reimbursement for damage sustained by Glen Oaks High School. Serving approximately 500 9th-12th grade students, approximately 75 percent of the school’s campus sustained damage during severe flooding in 2016.
$4,333,544.24 St. Charles Parish The grant is reimbursement for the removal of over 2 million cubic yards of debris after Hurricane Ida.