NEWS

Sen. John Kennedy announces $26.5 million in disaster relief for Louisiana, including Gonzales

Staff Report

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $26,512,478 in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants in disaster aid for Louisiana.

In a file photo, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-LA, helps distribute storm supplies and visits with area residents lining up for aid in Thibodaux following Hurricane Ida.

“Major floods and storms have taken a toll on our state, and Louisiana families are still recovering. This $26.5 million will provide help in Louisiana’s struggle to rebuild,” stated Kennedy in a news release.

The FEMA aid will fund:

  • $8,589,563 to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for state management costs related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $7,128,875 to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Laura.
  • $6,233,201 to Washington Parish for debris removal related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,708,106 to Gonzales for debris removal and monitoring related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,579,980 to Jefferson Parish for debris removal related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,272,753 for an improved project at Baker High School, which severe storms and flooding damaged in 2016.