NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more.
The FEMA dollars are going to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for a Disaster Case Management Program to aid Isaac victims.
Sen. Mary Landrieu announced the new grant Tuesday and said that she had pressed for such family assistance with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate.
"In the aftermath of a disaster, the closure of schools, hospitals, transportation systems, churches and community centers places a massive strain on the physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being of residents and families," Landrieu said in the announcement. "The sort of individualized attention this program offers will help families navigate the various resources and services available to help get them back on their feet as they continue to recover from Hurricane Isaac."