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Graves says HUD to allocate $13M to assist in south La. flood recovery

Rep. Garret Graves (Photo source: Facebook/Congressman Garret Graves) Rep. Garret Graves (Photo source: Facebook/Congressman Garret Graves)
WASHINGTON, DC (WAFB) -

Congressman Garret Graves announced Thursday the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will transfer money to help flood recovery efforts in south Louisiana.

According to Graves, HUD will allocate $13 million of “sanction funds” to aid Baton Rouge and Lafayette.

"For weeks, we’ve been in constant contact with HUD, FEMA and other federal agencies educating them about the scale of this disaster and working to identify opportunities like this one to redirect resources to the tens of thousands of Louisianans who so badly need help in their fight to recover from the August flood,” Graves said in a written release.

Sanction funds are unused dollars collected back by HUD from those awarded grants.

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