LOUISIANA (KLFY) – The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) announced that a $48 million Flood Mitigation Assistance project has been approved by FEMA for Louisiana.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance is a national program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. The funds provided can be used to reduce or get rid of repetitive flood damage risk to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.

12 sub-recipients have been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to receive this grant.

Calcasieu$5,989,465
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority$225,000
East Baton Rouge$14,491,327
Jefferson$10,373,376
City of Walker$318,617
New Orleans$379,790
Rapides$2,121,496
St. Charles$5,350,985
St. Mary$174,600
St. Tammany$4,157,275
Tangipahoa$3,149,163
Terrebonne$1,114,715
Grand Total$47,845,811
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

FEMA requires state, local, tribal and territorial governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for Hazard Mitigation Assistance projects.