R. Reese Fuller

$30 million for generators

The Louisiana Recovery Authority's Board of Directors has approved the allocation of $30 million of hazard mitigation funds to purchase generators across the state. Under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funds, Louisiana was allocated $1.47 billion.
Each parish will receive $100,000 plus $5.10 per person, based on pre-Katrina census estimates, to purchase generators and generator-related equipment, including hook-ups, gas tanks and electrical wiring and transfer switches. The plan also calls for a statewide generator farm that would provide mobile generators for use in disaster situations.
Under the plan, Lafayette Parish would receive nearly $1.2 million. East Baton Rouge, Jefferson and Orleans parishes would receive over $2 million each. Calcasieu Parish would be awarded just over $1 million, and Caddo Parish would receive nearly $1.4 million. Read the PDF of the awards by parish.

The plan has been submitted to FEMA for approval and must also be approved by The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget and the Legislature.