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“The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted Louisiana’s most vulnerable populations, and this CARES Act funding will help support critical health and education programs that serve these individuals.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $201,938,804 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to help support various health care and education programs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The coronavirus pandemic has heavily impacted Louisiana’s most vulnerable populations, and this CARES Act funding will help support critical health and education programs that serve these individuals,” said Kennedy.

Safety net hospitals and health care providers that take part in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program are receiving $183,665,934 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Under the CARES Act, the Head Start program is receiving $18,272,870. The program helps low-income children prepare for kindergarten by providing meals, health screenings and pre-kindergarten education.