FEMA public assistance extended in 8 parishes
BATON ROUGE, La. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended federal disaster aid in eight Louisiana parishes to include supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
Eligible applicants in Catahoula, Franklin, Lafayette, Morehouse, St. Landry, St. Martin, Union and Vermilion parishes can apply for FEMA Public Assistance reimbursement for repairs to roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities, parks and recreational facilities and other facilities.
The eight parishes had been designated previously for FEMA Public Assistance funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures.
Supplementary funding under the program goes to the state and its agencies, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations. Under the program, FEMA obligates funds to the state for 75 percent of eligible costs, while the applicant covers the remaining 25 percent. The state forwards the federal funds to the eligible local governments or organizations that incurred costs.
The federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac designates 55 parishes as eligible to apply for some level of FEMA Public Assistance.