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The Louisiana Recovery Authority uses Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Public Assistance Rebuilding funds from FEMA, for several infrastructure programs to help our citizens rebuild after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

FEMA Public Assistance Funds for Rebuilding

  • Supports repair or rebuilding of roads and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment (including utilities), schools and parks and recreational facilities
Long Term Community Recovery
  • Supports implementation of local governments' long-term recovery and rebuilding plans in the most heavily impacted communities
  • Funds are distributed through the state among the parishes according to a formula based on estimating housing and infrastructure damages inflicted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Primary and Secondary Education

  • Supports the rebuilding, repair and enhancement of storm-damaged school district facilities not eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funding

Local Government Emergency Infrastructure Program

  • provides match-funding for FEMA's PA and Hazard Mitigation projects that restore critical local infrastructure
  • provides match-funding to other eligible local response and recovery activities

Parish Planning Capacity

  • Enhances local governments' ability to plan for spending disaster recovery dollars by awarding grants between $182,000 and $437,500 that are disbursed over three years
Ratepayer Mitigation
  • Helped defray gas and electric utility systems repair costs in an effort to mitigate rate increases that would otherwise be passed on to the New Orleans gas and electric utility ratepayers