Rep. Richmond Announces More than $6.8M in Grants for Flood Recovery for Baton Rouge and the Baker School System

December 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of millions in federal funding for the Baker School System and the City of Baton Rouge. The Baker School System will receive $3.9 million for cleaning, damage removal and sanitization of school buildings impacted by the flooding and Baton Rouge will receive $2.9 million for performing emergency protective measures as a result of severe storms and flooding:

“Southeastern Louisiana has suffered through some of the worst flooding in our nation’s history,” said Rep. Richmond.  “As a result, many families, school districts, and businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. These important resources from FEMA are evidence that we are not alone in that struggle. I will continue to work with our federal partners to ensure the people of Baton Rouge and Baker receive the support they need and deserve to recover from this historic flooding. ”