GOHSEP Announces Nearly $48 Million in Louisiana Flood Mitigation Assistance Approved by FEMA

Published: 09-14-2022 | Category: Mitigate

BATON ROUGE  (September 14, 2022)- The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) announced the initial award for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) projects under the grant cycle from 12 sub-recipients has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Flood Mitigation Assistance is a nationally competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

“This is more good news in our efforts to make Louisiana more resilient,” said GOHSEP Director Casey Tingle.  “GOHSEP staff has helped our local and state partners identify and submit the projects to protect from flooding, our most dangerous weather-related threat in Louisiana. Most of the entities approved for this round will use the funding for acquisition and elevation projects tied to flood protection. We are still working with FEMA to get additional project sub-applications awarded.”

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