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“Louisiana’s health and education systems are working each day to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak, and these grants will help support key programs and services to help Louisianians build healthy futures.” 

MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $57,834,112 in federal funding to help support health and education projects around Louisiana.

“Louisiana’s health and education systems are working each day to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak, and these grants will help support key programs and services to help Louisianians build healthy futures,” said Kennedy.

Projects supported by this funding include:

  • $51,033,433 from FEMA to help reimburse Ochsner Medical Center for completing construction of its west tower facility in Jefferson Parish to increase capacity for coronavirus patients.
  • $3,021,520 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help support maternal and child health services through the Louisiana Department of Health.
  • $1,584,468 from HHS to help support the Head Start and Early Head Start programs through Total Community Action, Inc.
  • $930,680 from HHS to help support The Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth Innovation and Impact Network through the Policy and Research Group.
  • $700,000 from HHS to help support the Louisiana Zero Suicide Initiative through the Louisiana State Office of Behavioral Health.
  • $318,967 from HHS to help support tubular lysosomes in health and disease research at Louisiana State University A&M.
  • $130,592 from HHS to help expand capacity for coronavirus testing through Acadiana Cares, Inc.
  • $114,452 from HHS to help expand capacity for coronavirus testing through Greater Ouachita Coalition Providing Aids Resources & Education, Inc.