LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU AWARDS HURRICANE RECOVERY GRANTS FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES -- 02/22/2007
Office of Cultural DevelopmentFOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
Division of Historic Preservation
February 22, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU AWARDS HURRICANE RECOVERY GRANTS FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES
$9.6 Million Awarded to Owners Of Eligible Historic Properties
(Baton Rouge, LA) -- Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu today announced the award of hurricane recovery grants ranging from $5,000 to $45,000 to owners of historic Louisiana properties damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The grant money, a provision of the 2006 Congressional Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill lobbied for by the Lt. Governor, the Louisiana Congressional Delegation and The National Trust for Historic Preservation, will be administered through the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office.
At 11:30 a.m. on February 27, 2007, the Lt. Governor will announce the recipients of the grant program at the Holy Cross neighborhood home of Kelvin Hewitt, one of the grant recipients. The Lt. Governor will be joined by Pam Dashiell, President of the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association; Walter Gallas, Director of the New Orleans Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Angele Davis, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; and numerous neighborhood representatives and grant recipients.