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Federal Funding for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana and Mississippi
Local communities throughout Louisiana and Mississippi are currently engaged in long-term recovery efforts. Recovery from the hurricanes will take time and considerable planning to ensure that reconstruction efforts are sustainable for the future.
In addition to funding made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there are a number of federal and federally-supported state programs that water and wastewater utilities can access to help them in planning, designing and constructing infrastructure.
The following two documents describe Public Assistance to State and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
It is essential for all utilities that experienced damage during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to be aware of the funding opportunities available to them and to be included in the planning process.