Rep. Richmond Announces $10.3M in Disaster Recovery Grants for Roads, Streets, and Bridges in the City of New Orleans

Press Release

Date: June 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) announced the release of additional disaster recovery grants for infrastructure repair work resulting from a re-evaluation of Hurricane Katrina related damage. These grants, funded through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be used to restore roads, streets, and bridges throughout New Orleans.

The State of Louisiana will receive the full $10.3 million to be utilized for road restoration and repair for multiple neighborhoods in New Orleans:

"It has been evident for years now that our roads and bridges have been in desperate need of repair," said Rep. Richmond. "This funding from the Department of Homeland security will improve the infrastructure in New Orleans and help create streets befitting our status as a major city. I will continue to work on the federal level to direct necessary resources to projects that Louisiana needs most.