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Louisiana to receive federal funding

July 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Senator Mary Landrieu, the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee chair, along with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Congressman Cedric Richmond announced Wednesday that Louisiana will receive $23.8 million in federal funding for hurricane recovery efforts, according to WVUE-TV.

The money from these grants will go toward the Jackson Barracks, Lakefront Airport, Charity Hospital and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), and are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program, the release stated.

"It''s been a long road to recovery for New Orleans. Though it has been seven years since that disastrous hurricane season, we must not forget those who are still struggling to return to normal. This funding brings us closer to providing our residents, hospital patients, and National Guard with the services and facilities they need and deserve," Senator Landrieu said.

"Funding announced today is critical to the full restoration of New Orleans. Today''s announcement is a reminder that, while we still have much work to do, we are making great strides in bringing much needed funding back home. Repairs to our military base, airport and hospital are a necessary investment in our residents and in our vision for progress as we strive to rebuild and revitalize the city of New Orleans," Representative Richmond added.

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