State to receive $26 million from FEMA mitigation grant program
BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will receive $26 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from FEMA for the March floods.
Through the program, funds may be used for projects that support both state and parish hazard mitigation plans to reduce losses from future disasters. Of the $26.1 million awarded, $3 million will be reserved for state projects. The remaining $23 million will be allocated to all interested parishes that received declarations from the March floods.
Parishes will have until Jan. 13, 2017 to confirm the project scope and cost estimates to the state with project applications due on Feb. 13, 2017 and by Mar. 13, the state will submit applications to FEMA.
According to Edwards, 56 of the state's 64 parishes have received disaster declarations due to flooding.
"The March floods stretched from North to South Louisiana, and caused massive destruction to homes and businesses. After recovery, preventing future floods should be our top priority," Edwards said. "These resources will help our communities continue to rebuild stronger than ever, and I will continue to work with our congressional delegation to secure additional funding that we can use to prevent future disasters."
The allocation for the program funding is based on:
FEMA Individual assistance
- Number of applicants
- Amount paid
- Number of max grants
- Number of claims
- Amount paid
FEMA Public Assistance
- Estimate of amount eligible
Allocations for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding for each parish is as follows:
Ouachita Parish: $5,938,616
St. Tammany Parish: $3,765,625
Tangipahoa Parish: $1,688,159
Vernon Parish: $1,128,755
Bossier Parish: $1,119,761
Washington Parish: $1,004,473
Webster Parish: $877,465
Natchitoches Parish: $839,012
Union Parish: $794,530
Caddo Parish: $689,940
Calcasieu Parish: $615,287
Richland Parish: $521,172
Livingston Parish: $435,928
Caldwell Parish: $335,261
Grant Parish: $331,793
Ascension Parish: $301,978
Lincoln Parish: $300,832
West Carroll Parish: $294,112
Bienville Parish: $288,601
Rapides Parish: $277,275
Catahoula Parish: $256,412
Allen Parish: $218,845
East Carroll Parish: $218,614
St. Helena Parish: $209,123
Red River Parish: $204,259
Franklin Parish: $184,336
Avoyelles Parish: $159,837
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