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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham announces $3.5 million for 5th District Projects

July 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday nearly $3.5 million in federal grant money for three projects across the 5th Congressional District.

The West Monroe Industrial Park will receive a $988,402 grant through the Economic Development Administration. The grant will fund the construction of a storm water and drainage system to alleviate flooding issues that affect the park and the 47 companies that use it. The total cost of the project is $1,291,490.

“The West Monroe Industrial Park is an important area for local businesses, but unfortunately they’ve had to deal with reoccurring flood issues. This project will keep water out of the businesses already there, and hopefully new businesses will open knowing that they will be safe from flooding. I commend the EDA for awarding this grant to West Monroe and look forward to seeing the project completed,” Dr. Abraham said.

The City of West Monroe will oversee the project.

The Hospital Service District 1-A in Delhi in Richland Parish will receive $1,343,557 and the Rapides Primary Health Care Center in Alexandria will receive $1,147,168 through the Department of Health and Human Services. The grants will help the health centers provide health services to their patients.

“Our local hospitals are not only critical to the physical health of our citizens, but they are also powerful economic drivers in the towns they serve. I appreciate HHS for awarding these grants and bringing federal dollars back to Louisiana so these hospitals can better serve our people,” Dr. Abraham said.