FEMA awards $21.8M to continue hurricane recovery
FEMA announced today they were giving more than $21.8 million to projects that were continuing the recovery process from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
12 projects are eligible to receive portions of the funding, including construction work in New Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Cameron parishes.
The list includes:
- Facility Planning and Control, State of Louisiana: $2.4 million for electrical repairs at the University of New Orleans Keifer Lakefront Arena. A total of $1.1 billion has been obligated to Facility Planning and Control.
- Port of New Orleans: $1.7 million to repair the Milan Street Wharf Shed. A total of $67.1 million has been obligated to the Port of New Orleans.
- Holy Cross School: $1.6 million for lost school contents. A total of $94 million has been obligated to Holy Cross School.
- Life of Christ Christian Academy: $1.3 million for facility replacement. A total of $1.9 million has been obligated to Life of Christ Christian Academy.
- St. Bernard Parish: $2.2 million to reconstruct Aycock Barn, which will be converted into an open air seafood market. A total of $976.8 million has been obligated to St. Bernard Parish.
- Plaquemines Parish: $6.7 million for work at Port Eads, including replacing fishing camps 1 and 2, restoring the docks and walkways and replacing its water system. Additionally, the Boothville Water Treatment Plant receives $1 million for repairs. A total of $392.7 million has been obligated to Plaquemines Parish.
- Cameron Parish: $3.5 million to reimburse the parish for administrative costs associated with the repair or replacement of damaged facilities or the performance of emergency work. A total of $62.5 million has been obligated to Cameron Parish.
- Greater Lafourche Port Commission: $1.4 million for erosion protection at Fourchon Beach after Katrina washed away approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sand. A total of $12.6 million has been obligated to the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.
This brings FEMA’s total for Public Assitance funding in Louisiana to more than $10.7 billion after the hurricanes.