La. Agency OKs Storm Aid for Private Schools
State authority approves use of federal money to rebuild after hurricanes.
The Louisiana Recovery Authority has approved a plan to make private schools, colleges, and universities eligible for up to $40 million in federal aid to help repair the damage they suffered from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
About $10 million of the total would go to private precollegiate schools in the state, under a plan approved Jan. 12 by the authority, a state body created by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco in the wake of the 2005 hurricanes.
The plan still must be approved by the state legislature, the governor, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, though such approval is expected. State officials allocated $200 million in similar assistance for public schools in...
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