Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scalise: More than $4 Million in Katrina Recovery Funding for Southeast Louisiana

Congressman Steve Scalise today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) is awarding $4,616,532 in Project Worksheet (PW) funding for East Jefferson General Hospital, the Jefferson Parish School System, and Jackson Barracks.

“We have been working hard to get FEMA to approve these projects and distribute the funds so our communities can recover,” Scalise said. “Our delegation will continue to stay focused on the many projects that remain stuck in bureaucratic red-tape.”

These funds will be used for costs incurred by the following organizations as a result of property damage during Hurricane Katrina. The breakdown of funding is below.

· East Jefferson General Hospital – $1,283,024 for the cost of interim housing sites used immediately in the aftermath of the storm.

· Jefferson Parish School System – $2,324,658 to restore Thomas Jefferson Public School.

· Jackson Barracks – $1,008,849 to repair building 38 on the Jackson Barracks Campus.

PW’s are used to document the scope and cost estimates for a project so FEMA has the necessary information to approve funding for the project. Each project is documented on a separate PW.

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