U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy announced this month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will grant the state of Louisiana a total of $66,741,745.13 for COVID-19 relief and Hurricanes Ida and Laura relief.
St. Charles Parish will receive $5,318,784.25 of that money in repayment for Hurricane Laura relief. The grant is reimbursement for the removal of 963,909.70 cubic yards of debris in the wake of the 2020 storm.
The remaining funds will go to the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency ($27,725,684.13 for pandemic relief) and Jefferson Parish ($33,697,276.75 in reimbursement for Hurricane Ida relief).
“Louisiana has been hit by disaster after disaster, but families in our state are strong,” Cassidy said. “This funding has been slow to come, but is welcome. There is still more work to fully recover.”