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12/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2021 11:57

Higgins Announces Additional $63.5M for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $63,497,587.77 for hurricane recovery efforts in South Louisiana.
The reimbursements include:

  • $34,621,295.99 to the Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative for emergency protective measures taken to maintain power distribution in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
  • $3,609,555.03 to the City of Lake Charles for debris removal operations in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 100% federal cost-share.
  • $5,009,266.90 to the City of Lake Charles for debris removal operations in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
  • $8,572,317.06 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for evacuation and sheltering services in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
  • $1,582,164.39 to the Diocese of Lake Charles for temporary facilities at St. Margaret Catholic School in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
  • $6,523,262.41 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for management costs in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 100% federal cost-share.
  • $3,579,725.99 to Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government for repairs to the Lafayette Utilities System in response to Hurricane Delta. The reimbursement is made at a 75% federal cost-share.


All funding will be delivered to the State of Louisiana. The state is responsible for disbursing the funds to each sub-recipient.
Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

"This latest round of reimbursements provides much-needed resources for South Louisiana's recovery efforts. Over $2 billion has been delivered in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta, and we continue to prioritize the state's recovery needs at the federal level."