Higgins Announces Additional $3.5M for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Press Release

Date: Dec. 6, 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that FEMA is awarding an additional $3,554,489.88 for hurricane recovery efforts in South Louisiana.

The reimbursements include:

$1,377,859.11 to the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp. (SLEMCO) to repair power generation, transmission, and distribution facilities throughout Acadia Parish in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.
$2,176,630.77 to SLEMCO to repair power generation, transmission, and distribution facilities throughout Lafayette Parish in response to Hurricane Laura. The reimbursement is made at a 90% federal cost-share.

All funding will be delivered to the State of Louisiana. The state is responsible for disbursing the funds to each sub-recipient.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

"We continue to prioritize hurricane recovery efforts for South Louisiana. Over $2 billion has been delivered in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta, and we continue to push for additional recovery resources."


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