St. Charles Parish to be given FEMA grant

Published 9:54 am Tuesday, September 13, 2022

“I’m grateful to see Youngsville receive this much-needed aid to protect against future flooding and bolster the city’s storm water management. This $7.2 million will help Youngsville and other parts of Louisiana protect themselves from natural disasters.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,205,168 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants in disaster aid for Louisiana.

“I’m grateful to see Youngsville receive this much-needed aid to protect against future flooding and bolster the city’s storm water management. This $7.2 million will help Youngsville and other parts of Louisiana protect themselves from natural disasters,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $5,230,350 to the city of Youngsville to construct retention ponds to mitigate flood damage.
  • $1,974,818 to the GOHSEP Statewide Planning Project to update hazard mitigation plans in Richland, Bossier, Caldwell, Grant, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Evangeline, East Baton Rouge, Ouachita, Caddo, Acadia, Winn, East Feliciana, Allen, Concordia, Jefferson Davis, Red River, Bienville, Union, Claiborne, Madison, Tensas, St. Charles, Avoyelles, Plaquemines, Ascension, Jackson, St. Tammany and St. Bernard Parishes.