Calcasieu to receive additional $12.9 million in FEMA grants

Published 1:53 pm Thursday, December 8, 2022

Calcasieu Parish will receive an additional $12.9 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funding in relief for Hurricane Laura. The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation, Calcasieu Parish School Board, and city of Lake Charles will all benefit from this grant.

“More than two years later, Lake Charles is still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Laura,” U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, said. “This funding will help Southwest Louisiana families continue on the road to recovery.”

The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation will receive $1,996,791.44 for permanent repairs.

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The Calcaiseu Parish School Board will receive $3,064,863.60 for repairs to the assessment building and $4,827,559.50 for repairs at Oak Park Middle School.

The city of Lake Charles will receive $1,559,988 for permanent restoration to Wastewater Plant B-C and $1,458,765 for repairs to the Police Department Training Center.

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins, R-Louisiana, said the reimbursements are being made at a 90 percent federal cost-share and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

“We have now delivered over $3.8 billion in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta,” Higgins said. “My office continues to work with our partners at the local, state, and federal levels to expedite the delivery of these Public Assistance Reimbursements. I will not stop working for Southwest Louisiana.”

Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said he is “thankful this $12.9 million will help our friends in Lake Charles recover from Hurricane Laura’s damage, which they have been suffering through.”