Cameron, Calcasieu awarded FEMA grant money for hurricane recovery

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Cameron Parish has been awarded a $2,708,865.90 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Hurricane Laura repairs.

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Louisiana, said the grant money will be used for permanent repairs to the Grand Lake Maintenance Barn. The reimbursement is made at a 90 percent federal cost-share and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act, he said.

“Much of our official Congressional work to advance recovery projects occurs behind the scenes,” Higgins said. “Funding finalization and the associated formal announcement of funding are the result of constant efforts over many months with FEMA and state and local stakeholders.”

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Higgins said Calcasieu Parish is also in line to receive another $22 million in FEMA recovery money.

Higgins said the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury will receive $1,151,163.89 for emergency protective measures and the Calcasieu School Board will receive $11,668,094.10 for repairs at W.W. Lewis Middle School and $3,641,214.31 for permanent repairs at the T.H. Watkins Elementary campus.

The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District will receive $3,035,372.22 to repair city docks and $3,259,406.47 for emergency protective measures.

“We continue to work with our local, state, and federal partners to deliver additional support in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta,” Higgins said. “We have delivered over $3.8 billion for recovery efforts. I will not stop working for Southwest Louisiana.”