Vitter Announces Louisiana Communities Now Eligible for Lost Revenue Loans
Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced that communities and municipalities impacted by the devastating flooding in August are eligible to apply for federal loans through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Disaster Loan Program (CDLP). Communities that have experienced considerable losses may apply for loans up to $5 million.
"As South Louisiana continues to recover from this August's devastating flood disaster, it's important for local communities to continue providing necessary services, including water and sewage and funding fire and law enforcement responders," said Vitter. "For those parishes struggling to execute their governmental functions, they can now apply for a FEMA loan up to $5 million to help them continue providing essential services to Louisiana families and communities."
FEMA's CDLP may provide loans totaling $5 million to applicants that are eligible and have experienced considerable losses in tax or other revenue needed to provide services including sewage and water providers, school districts, and fire and law enforcement responders. The following parishes are eligible to apply: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.