Vitter Announces Nearly $90M in FEMA Grants

Funds to primarily provide for projects elevating, repairing flood prone structures.

Metairie, La. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be distributing nearly $90 million in grants for a variety of projects aimed to build and improve flood-prone structures in communities across south Louisiana.

“In Louisiana, it’s not a question of if there will be a next natural disaster, it’s a matter of when. As hurricane season approaches, we need to make sure Louisianians are prepared and protected. These grants will go toward updating and improving protections in flood prone areas, which will certainly help prepare and protect Louisiana families, homes, and communities,” said Vitter.

The following projects will be receiving funds for the mitigation reconstruction of flood prone structures, improving flood-resistant housing and significantly reducing the future potential of the structures to sustain flood damage and allowing for a reduction of future flood claims paid out by National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • The Jefferson Parish R1 2015 project will be receiving $3,362,510 to fund the mitigation reconstruction of twenty flood prone structures.
  • The Jefferson Parish E1 2015 project will be receiving $10,650,964 to fund the mitigation reconstruction of fifty-four flood prone structures.

The following projects will be receiving funds for the reconstruction of flood prone structures, improving flood-resistant housing and significantly reducing the future potential of the structures to sustain flood damage and allowing for a reduction of future flood claims paid out by NFIP.

  • The City of Slidell-FMA-2015-SRL/RL Elevations project will be receiving $3,963,943 to fund the elevation of twenty-four properties.
  • The City of Slidell-FMA-2015-Elevations II project will be receiving $4,687,326 to fund the elevation of twenty-eight flood prone structures.
  • The TPCG FMA 2015 RL Elevation project will be receiving $1,096,051 to fund the elevation of seven flood prone structures in Terrebonne Parish.
  • The Jefferson Parish E3 2015 project will be receiving $7,916,895 to funds the elevation of thirty properties.

The following projects will be receiving funds for the voluntary acquisition of properties for the removal of homes, reducing future flood loss and NFIP payments as well the need for emergency response during flood events.

  • The East Baton Rouge Parish FMA 2015 Acquisition Project will be receiving $1,780,983 to fund twenty-eight flood prone structures
  • The St. Tammany Parish – Elevations and Acquisition Project will be receiving $3,866,932 to fund the voluntary buyout of fourteen flood prone structures.

The following projects will also be receiving funds:

  • The New Orleans Sewage and Water Board’s Carrollton Water Treatment Plant will be receiving $50,355,638 to repair the facility power house’s overhead crane which incurred damages as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
  • The Livingston Parish Acquisition and Elevation Project will be receiving $1,996,001 to acquire five and elevate thirteen repetitive loss structures in Livingston Parish, resulting in improvements in flood-resistant housing and significantly reducing the future potential of the structures to sustain flood damage.
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