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IEM Helps Restore Louisiana Following the 2016 Floods

BATON ROUGE, LA, July 6, 2017 – The State of Louisiana Office of Community Development has finalized the process of selecting global security consulting firm IEM as the prime contractor to manage the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. This program is helping eligible Louisiana residents rebuild their homes damaged by the unprecedented and historic floods in March and August of 2016.

Louisiana received a major disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for 51 parishes impacted by the March and August floods. Thus far, the State has been granted $1.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist homeowners. CDBG-DR funds appropriated by Congress help affected areas recover from disasters, especially in low- to moderate-income areas and communities with limited resources.

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