St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

GOHSEP Announces $58 Million in New Hazard Mitigation Funds Allocated to Parishes Related to Hurricane Isaac

GOHSEP Announces $58 Million in New Hazard Mitigation Funds Allocated to Parishes Related to Hurricane Isaac

Friday, May 24, 2013

BATON ROUGE - Today the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) announced parish allocations for $58 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding (HMGP), which was awarded to Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Isaac by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The allocations are based on damages in the most impacted parishes.

Since 2008, the state has fought aggressively for a fair amount of funding for parishes.

GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis said, “Hurricane recovery efforts can be difficult and expensive. GOHSEP is pleased to make this announcement concerning money for parishes with Hurricane Isaac related issues. We are continuing to look for additional resources to help our partners on the local level, and we will stand by them until these areas are fully recovered from Hurricane Isaac's damage."

The allocations are as follows:
• Ascension $578,737
• Assumption $292,291
• East Baton Rouge $637,195
• Iberville $292,291
• Jefferson $8,295,225
• Lafourche $666,424
• Livingston $2,998,908
• Orleans $3,910,856
• Plaquemines $12,118,394
• St. Bernard $1,455,610
• St. Charles $561,199
• St. Helena $257,216
• St. James $450,128
• St. John $11,603,961
• St. Mary $356,595
• St. Tammany $7,237,130
• Tangipahoa $3,396,424
• Terrebonne $1,514,068
• Washington $1,835,589

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