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$410M in FEMA Flood Mitigation and Predisaster Mitigation Funding Announced.

Monday October 21, 2019 07:53 am

$410M in FEMA Flood Mitigation and Predisaster Mitigation Funding Announced.

Severe Repetitive Loss and Repetitive Loss Property Application Opening

Terrebonne Parish announces that it is accepting applications for elevation and demolition reconstruction[1] for Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) and Repetitive Loss properties.  This is a nationally competitive application, but the Parish has been successful in competing in the past and is optimistic that the programs will be awarded funding again.  FEMA has announced $160M available through Flood Mitigation Assistance program, and $250M for Predisaster Mitigation Assistance.

The Parish hopes to help as many people as possible.  If successful in this national competition, SRL properties would receive 100% funding, and RL properties, 90%.  The homeowner provides the required local match.  Insurance benefits can be used to provide that match if eligible.  The Parish and our consultants will continue to reach out directly to eligible applicants.  The Parish may, if there is a demand, submit an application for elevations of addresses not identified as top priorities. These would be funded, if awarded, at 75% federal, 25% from the owner.

Last year, the Parish was selected for the Westside/St. Louis Canal Drainage project, SRL Elevations, and a planning grant for the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.

This year the Parish intends to apply for grants for a number of projects including the elevations and demolition reconstructions, the Bayou Black Pump Station, the Ashland Justice Facility generator, Oyster Bed Surge protection, and engineering studies for the proposed Lacarpe Pump Station.  Each project will compete at the state and federal levels for funding.

For inquiries, call Jennifer Gerbasi at 873-6565.


[1] Structures in the V zone are not eligible for the demolition rebuild option, but can elevate with the FEMA grant.