Lawmakers announce federal flood money will go to Baker High School

The following information is from the office of Garret Graves:

US Congressman Garret Graves announced that $1,272,753.90 in federal flood recovery resources is being directed to Baker High School to repair and replace structures damaged by the 2016 flood. result of an effort led by Graves.

In July 2020, Graves brought together officials from Baker High School and FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor. They discussed FEMA’s reassessment of the additional costs identified by the school that led to this additional funding.

“Since day one of the recovery from the 2016 floods, we have worked with our local schools, businesses and families. We facilitated the conversations that led to this additional $1.3 million which is based on the reanalysis we requested after identifying eligible expenses. This is great news for Baker High School and I’m proud to have helped them secure these long overdue FEMA grants to help them rebuild,” said Graves. “We continue to work with Baker officials on the construction of a new facility.”

There is also an additional $1,708,106.70 for Gonzales for Hurricane Ida debris removal and $8,589,563.16 for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for costs related to Hurricane Ida.

U.S. Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy also announced that the Baker School System would receive hurricane relief funding.

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