Rep. Richmond Announces Over $1.6M in Additional Disaster Recovery Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of disaster recovery grants for areas hit hard by Hurricane Isaac. These grants are through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will go toward completing existing recovery projects.

The city of Kenner will receive the full $1.6 million for restoration of the Pontchartrain Center to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity:

“I’m proud to announce these grants from the Department of Homeland Security allocated to assist in continued recovery from Hurricane Isaac and to ensure that we are better prepared as we move forward,” said Rep. Richmond.  “As we approach the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are reminded of the need to remain vigilant in taking preventative measures to mitigate the impact of any future disasters. From my post on the Homeland Security Committee, I will continue to make the case to the Administration why funding to fortify our region must be a national priority.”

Details of the project worksheet updates and announcements are listed below.

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KENNER
Declaration Date:  8/29/2012

$1,634,988.50 in Federal funding for cost effective roof mitigation, and to restore the Pontchartrain Center back to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards as a result of the major disaster Hurricane Isaac.

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