Kennedy announces $78.7 million in disaster relief for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $78,692,355 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for Louisiana to address damage caused by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Ida.  

“Louisianians have suffered so much as a result of destructive hurricanes the last year and a half. They’ve remained strong and resilient like always, but they still need help, and this $78.7 million will help us recover from some of the enormous costs we’ve had to bear,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $34,621,295 to the Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Laura.
  • $8,572,317 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Laura.
  • $7,747,884 to the Louisiana Department of Military for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $7,446,887 to St. John the Baptist Parish for debris removal related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $6,523,262 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for management costs related to Hurricane Laura. 
  • $5,009,266 for Public Assistance debris removal of debris caused by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles.
  • $3,609,555 to remove debris caused by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles.
  • $3,579,725 to the Lafayette Parish Consolidated Government for permanent work repairs to the Lafayette Utilities System, which was damaged by Hurricane Delta.
  • $1,582,164 to the Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Lake Charles for temporary facilities related to Hurricane Laura.
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