The City of Monroe was awarded a grant by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The generators will provide continuous power and lighting in the event of a power outage.
The plans were prepared by Land 3 Architects Inc. (Monroe, LA) and the construction has been awarded to Central Electric (Monroe, LA). The construction contract is in the amount of $1.55 million, and has an estimated construction time of 8 months.
The Civic Center serves as a Red Cross evacuation shelter during natural disasters.
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