WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) released the following statement after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finalized the Federal Register Notice for Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
“Lake Charles and south Louisiana are still recovering from the devastating hurricanes of 2020. I hope that HUD moves quickly to approve our state’s plan and get this $600 million to the communities that need it to rebuild and that have been waiting too long already,” said Kennedy.
Kennedy, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was instrumental in securing $600 million in CDBG-DR relief for Louisiana in Sept. 2021 through a government funding bill.
These funds will support Louisiana communities, including Lake Charles, as they recover from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Louisiana state officials must submit the state’s action plan before HUD releases the aid.
The state was unable to submit its plan until HUD finalized the federal register notice, which the department did on Jan. 31.