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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond, D-La., and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today announced $14.3 million for hurricane recovery grants related to Hurricane Katrina to the City of New Orleans for road and street repairs, as well the St. Bernard Parish Sanitary Sewage Collection System. The grants are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Program.
"Many of our roads and other critical infrastructure are still in desperate need of fixing, and this funding for repairs will make a tangible difference in the daily lives of citizens living in New Orleans and St. Bernard,” Sen. Landrieu said. “Our families, industries and small businesses all depend on solid infrastructure for safe communities and economic growth.”
“More than seven years after Hurricane Katrina, many of our roads and streets are in need of repair,” Rep. Richmond said. “ The federal funding announced today will be immensely beneficial in improving these damaged roadways, re-establishing infrastructure that is essential to the quality of life for our residents, and getting our neighborhoods back on track.”
“These recovery dollars will help repair Hurricane Katrina-damaged streets in the Lower Ninth Ward, Lakeview, and Milneburg neighborhoods,” Mayor Landrieu said. “We are making progress every day, and will continue to work with FEMA to identify new eligible funding for storm-damaged infrastructure.”
Today’s grants include: