Rep. Richmond Announces More Than $11M in Flood Recovery Grants

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U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond on Tuesday (April 11) announced the availability of more than $11 million in federal funding for flood recovery projects throughout Louisiana. The resources will go towards repairing schools, reimbursing school districts, and replacing vehicles that were damaged in the August flooding.

 

“These new resources from FEMA will help schools repair damage caused by flood waters and begin the process of making school districts whole,” Rep. Richmond said. “There is still much work to do and I will continue to ensure that the federal government lives up to its responsibility.”

 

FEMA grants announced April 11 include:

 

CITY OF BATON ROUGE
$1.75 million in federal funding to Baton Rouge for efforts associated with replacing flood damaged vehicles as a result of Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding.

 

ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
$3.5 million in federal funding to the Ascension Parish School Board, for remediation activities at St Amant High School as a result of Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding.

 

CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL SYSTEM
$2.8 million in federal funding to Central Community School System (CCSS), for the permanent repairs required for Tanglewood Elementary, which withstood approx. 24 inches of flooding as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding.

          

EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD
$1.2 million in federal funding to East Baton Rouge School Board (EBRSB), for the environmental remediation required for Park Forest Elementary School (PFES), which withstood approximately 32 to 38 inches of flood waters inches of flooding as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding.

 

EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD
$2.17 million in federal funding to East Baton Rouge School Board (EBRSB), for remediation required for Park Forest Middle School, which withstood approximately 2.5 ft. of flood waters inches of flooding as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding.

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