NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD) — The state will receive $831 million from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Hurricane Ida disaster relief, according to Congressman Troy Carter Thursday.
Carter said this funding group is the final allocation for the Louisiana of Community Development Block Grant — Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). He said the funds for Louisiana were part of HUD’s $1.447 billion allocated to help American communities recover from disasters.
“The road to recovery after a natural disaster can be long and winding for affected communities struggling to rebuild their lives,” said Congressman Carter. “The federal government should never make a difficult situation worse. We must always step in to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of these disaster survivors, not just rebuilding what has been lost, but thoughtfully strengthening communities to weather future storms. I was a strong advocate for additional disaster relief after last year’s terrible storm, and I’m proud to have helped bring those funds home. Allocating these millions of dollars in disaster relief grants will help Louisiana and its people recover fully from Hurricane Ida.
The state will receive $831,502,000, Lake Charles will receive $7,042,000 and Baton Rouge will receive $3,038,000, according to Carter.