Cassidy Announces $75 Million in Natural Disaster, COVID-19 Relief

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, February 17, 2022

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

“Louisiana has taken a beating over the past few years. We’ve faced hurricane after hurricane, all while responding to a pandemic,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding is a critical step towards returning our state to wholeness.”

Grant Awarded Recipient Project Description
$32,575,317.83 Louisiana Office of Risk Management This grant will provide federal funding to help repair the facility of the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) as a result of severe flooding back in 2016.
 

$4,076,238.37

 

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

$1,052,391.60

 

Vernon Parish School Board This grant will provide federal funding for repairing damages to Pitkin High School as a result of Hurricane Laura.
 

$4,575,875.20

 

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

$2,525,565.85

 

 

Louisiana Department of Military

 

This grant will provide federal funding to help establish emergency protective measures as a result of the Hurricane Laura.
 

$11,914,446.43

 

 

Livingston Parish

 

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

$1,134,925.00

 

City of Slidell This grant will provide federal funding to help establish emergency protective measures as a result of the Hurricane Ida.
 

$7,118,518.95

 

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

$2,297,612.17

 

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