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Congressman Garret Graves

Representing the 6th District of Louisiana

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September 26, 2016 Blog Post

 

FEMA Housing Assistance: Home Ownership Verification

To qualify for FEMA’s home repair assistance, individuals must own their home. Some properties are excluded from this type of aid—including second homes, vacation homes and businesses and it is important to determine that your property qualifies.

Proofs of Home Ownership

September 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R – Baton Rouge) introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives today requiring the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to provide a predictable and timely response for flood insurance policyholders after they file a claim.

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September 22, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Garret Graves announced today that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid Baton Rouge and Lafayette recovery efforts after a conversation he had with HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Sanction funds are unexpended dollars recuperated from HUD grantees by the agency.

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September 19, 2016 Blog Post

 

When in doubt about applying for disaster assistance, call FEMA.

 Many residents of parishes covered by last month’s presidential disaster declaration might be eligible for federal assistance but have not applied with FEMA.

Why not apply?

September 14, 2016 Blog Post

A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).

September 13, 2016 Blog Post


News Release


National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims

September 13, 2016 Blog Post


Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted

September 12, 2016 Blog Post

Where do I start the RECOVERY PROCESS?

  • FEMA – Individual Assistance

www.disasterassistance.gov 

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

1-800-621-3362 (VRS)

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September 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) welcomes Louisiana Mayors Jr. Shelton, Rick Ramsey and Gerard Landry to his office in Washington, DC today as the four men prepare to testify tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives at a hearing focused on FEMA’s response to the recent flooding that ravaged South Louisiana.

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September 7, 2016 Blog Post

*If you receive a letter from FEMA that you disagree with, we encourage you to file an appeal. Many of the ineligibility mistakes are due to clerical errors. If you appeal, there may be a simple fix to go from ineligible to eligible.

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In The News

August 14, 2017 In The News

Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. housing secretary, made plenty of cuts and incisions during a renowned career as a neurosurgeon.

But it's blockages of another type — regulations Carson said are holding up federal flood aid — he's looking to slice.

August 10, 2017 In The News

Louisiana leaders are still asking the federal government for more money to aid the recovery from last year's historic floods, but a year after the storm it remains unclear how much more the state should expect.

August 7, 2017 In The News

Nearly a year after catastrophic floods washed over south Louisiana, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves says he's frustrated by the pace of the recovery.

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July 18, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) -

Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves spoke Tuesday morning to the Federal Highway Administration about a lack of upgrades to our interstates in the year since the historic flood.

The hearing was about safety on roads across the US.

May 30, 2017 In The News

PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB)   Story here

Residents in Port Allen gathered Monday for a somber ceremony, pausing to honor the lives of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

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May 30, 2017 In The News

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - story here

$6.7 million dollars has been approved to go toward construction of the Comite River Diversion Canal, U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced Friday.

May 19, 2017 In The News

Two Louisiana Congressmen called on the federal government Thursday to afford city-parish officials an additional year to spend $1.6 million in grant dollars dedicated to the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program, saying it would be a "historic tragedy" to allow the unused funding to expire at the end of the summer.

May 3, 2017 In The News

DALLAS – (May 2, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $158,101 to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) to support several public drinking water systems in Louisiana. The funding is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to assist local drinking water systems in Louisiana.

 

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