LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU SECURES ANOTHER $10 MILLION FOR HURRICANE RECOVERY GRANTS -- 010/03/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU SECURES ANOTHER $10 MILLION FOR HURRICANE RECOVERY GRANTS
Mid-City Homeowner Receives Grant to Repair Palmyra Street Home
Second Round of Funding Gives 257 Grants to Eligible Homeowners Not Funded in First Round
(BATON ROUGE, LA) Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, with lobbying assistance from the Louisiana Congressional Delegation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has secured an additional $10 million in recovery grant funds for owners of historic Louisiana properties damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This congressional appropriation is a one-time supplement to last year's $12.5 million hurricane recovery grant program. On Thursday, October 4, 2007, Lt. Governor Landrieu and the Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation will visit the home of second round grant recipient Michele Bray in the Mid City National Historic District.
"This round of Hurricane Recovery Grants will help people in South Louisiana rebuild their homes and help neighborhoods recover in a meaningful way," Landrieu said. "We have a strong track record with this successful initiative, and our grant process is transparent, fair and fast. My office is moving these funds to Louisiana homeowners quickly, so that our rebuilding can move forward, " he said.
The Historic Building Recovery Grant Program is an effort to provide rapid funding for the repair and restoration of historic buildings as well as architectural items not always covered by traditional insurers and governmental programs. These grants will provide money to stabilize and make historic buildings structurally sound, restore homes to make them habitable, and repair and replace architectural elements unique to Louisiana architecture.