From a press release
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond announced Monday, July 10, that more than $15.4 million in federal funding is available for flood recovery projects throughout Louisiana. The resources will go to reimbursing schools in Baton Rouge for remediation activities, improvements to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and debris-related activities in Ascension Parish following last August’s severe storms and flooding:
“We are continuing to fight for every resource that will help us get closer to a full recovery,” said Rep. Richmond. “These grants will help Ascension Parish cover the costs of debris removal, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank repair their facilities, and schools throughout Baton Rouge provide temporary facilities as well as afford necessary maintenance so their doors could remain open after the disastrous flooding last summer. While this help is appreciated, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make these communities whole again.”
FEMA grants announced July 10 include more than $5,9 million in federal funding to Ascension Parish for debris related activities as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding; $2,68 million in funding to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School to provide temporary facilities which are required as a result of damages withstood to the school during Severe Storms and Flooding; more than $1 million in federal funding to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for their distribution facility as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding; more than $1,2 million to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, to provide funding associated with remediation activities at Glen Oaks Park Elementary School as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding; nearly $1.7 million to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, to provide funding associated with remediation activities at Brookstown Magnet Middle School as a result of Storms and Flooding; and almost $3 million to East Baton Rouge School Board (EBRSB) for Emergency Protective Measures as a result of Storms and Flooding.