Congressman Cedric Richmond

Representing the 2nd District of Louisiana

Rep. Richmond Announces More than $15.4M in Grants for Ascension Parish, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Baton Rouge Schools

July 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of more than $15.4 million in federal funding for flood recovery projects throughout Louisiana. The resources will go towards reimbursing schools in Baton Rouge for remediation activities, improvements to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and debris-related activities in Ascension Parish following last August’s severe storms and flooding:

 

“We are continuing to fight for every resource that will help us get closer to a full recovery,” said Rep. Richmond.  “These grants will help Ascension Parish cover the costs of debris removal, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank repair their facilities, and schools throughout Baton Rouge provide temporary facilities as well as afford necessary maintenance so their doors could remain open after the disastrous flooding last summer. While this help is appreciated, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make these communities whole again.”

 

FEMA grants announced today include:

 

ASCENSION (PARISH)
This award provides $5,920,572.99 in federal funding to Ascension Parish for debris related activities as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding.  

 

CRISTO REY BATON ROUGE FRANCISCAN HIGH SCHOOL
This award provides $2,680,466.24 in funding to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School (Cristo Rey), to provide temporary facilities which are required as a result of damages withstood to the school during Severe Storms and Flooding.

 

GREATER BATON ROUGE FOOD BANK
This award provides $1,032,101.20 in federal funding to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for their distribution facility as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding.

 

EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD
The award provides $1,211,377.76 in funding to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, to provide funding associated with remediation activities at Glen Oaks Park Elementary School as a result of Severe Storms and Flooding.

 

EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD
The award provides $1,698,012.21 in funding to the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, to provide funding associated with remediation activities at Brookstown Magnet Middle School as a result of Storms and Flooding.

 

EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD
This award will provide $2,930,976.66 in federal funding to East Baton Rouge School Board (EBRSB) for Emergency Protective Measures as a result of Storms and Flooding.

 

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