BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank continues its feeding mission with the help of a $1.4 million grant from FEMA.
The grant reimburses expenses for debris disposal to clean and disinfect property. Expenses also reimbursed are to restore refrigeration/ freezing at the Choctaw Drive distribution facility.
Funds were made available through FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program. The program reimburses expenses to eligible local and state governments, along with certain private non-profit entities in 26 designated parishes to repair or replace disaster damaged facilities and infrastructure.
The 26 designated parishes eligible for PA funding are:
East Baton Rouge
St. John the Baptist
West Baton Rouge
Applicants will be given more PA expenses due to the magnitude of the August flooding. The federal portion is paid directly to the state, who then disburses the funds to the applicants.