Kennedy announces $7.5 million for health projects in New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,556,433 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to support health projects in New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport.

“Louisiana is still working to mitigate the impact of coronavirus, and these grants will support key health projects to protect communities across our state,” said Kennedy.

Projects supported by this funding include:

  • $3,743,182 to Tulane University to support a coronavirus antibody and immunity network.
  • $2,718,813 to the National Network of Public Health Institutes to improve the strategic capacity of public health systems.
  • $875,438 to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to study virus replication.
  • $219,000 to the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to support genetic analysis.