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Richmond: $19 million in FEMA grants awarded to Ascension Schools

7 months 1 week 3 days ago Friday, December 16 2016 Dec 16, 2016 December 16, 2016 5:29 PM December 16, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. AMANT – Representative Cedric Richmond says four new FEMA grants totaling more than $19 million are now available to the Ascension Parish School Board.

According to a statement released Friday afternoon, Richmond said the money will reimburse schools across the parish that were impacted in August’s flooding.

More than $6 million in federal funds will be awarded to Lake Elementary School due to damages during the severe storms and flooding. Galvez Middle, Galvez Primary and St. Amant High schools will also receive millions of federal funds.

Richmond says there is still a long road to full recovery ahead.

“We are continuing to make strides toward rebuilding our community after this disaster,” Richmond said.  “This most recent grant from FEMA will help schools in Ascension Parish continue to educate students following the extraordinary circumstances created by flood damage.

Richmond’s office says the following FEMA grants are now available to the Ascension Parish School Board:

$3,549,404.70 to Galvez Middle School

$4,604,180.40 to Galvez Primary School

$4,696,074.00 to St. Amant High School

$6,365,844.90 to Lake Elementary School

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