May 25 2021
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,906,127 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for structure elevation and acquisition in Lafayette and St. Tammany Parishes.
“The recent flooding in Louisiana reminds us how important investing in elevation projects is for our state. I am grateful that FEMA is fully funding these improvements,” said Kennedy.
FEMA will grant $3,420,195 to Lafayette Parish for the elevation of seven structures and the acquisition of seven structures. Seven structures will be removed from areas of historic flooding, and the first floor of each elevation project will be raised to mitigate flood risk.
In addition, FEMA will allocate $2,485,932 to St. Tammany Parish for the elevation of 10 structures.
FEMA is funding 100 percent of both projects because all properties in view fall into the severe repetitive loss category. These grants are pursuant to the National Flood Insurance Act.