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Additional $18M in disaster aid going to local schools, road repairs

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, October 03 2018 Oct 3, 2018 October 03, 2018 2:16 PM October 03, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Communities in South Louisiana will receive an additional $18.2 million through FEMA to assist with recovery for the 2016 floods.

According to FEMA, the recently approved funding will provide $15.6 million for permanent school repairs for Livingston Parish School Board and will replace more than 144,000 pieces of equipment. Another $1.2 million will replace athletic equipment and sanitation and maintenance supplies for two buildings and one baseball facility at East Ascension High School Campus.

About $1.4 million in funding will also cover state highway repairs and culvert work in East Feliciana Parish.

FEMA says it has reimbursed Louisiana schools more than $217.3 million for disaster-related projects through its Public Assistance program to assist with the recovery since the floods. To date, the PA program has reimbursed more than $624.5 million to state and local government entities as well as certain private nonprofits for August 2016 flood-related expenses.

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