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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $19,627,300 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to support elevation projects in East Baton Rouge, St. Tammany, Calcasieu, Vermilion and Jefferson Parishes. The awards were issued under the authority of the National Flood Insurance Act. 

“The National Flood Insurance Program is essential to protecting Louisiana. These funds will play a crucial role in providing flood mitigation to five of the hardest-hit parishes in our state. I look forward to seeing these projects completed,” said Kennedy. 

The funds were awarded for the following purposes:

  • $9,529,111 to elevate 19 properties and acquire 25 more in East Baton Rouge Parish. 
  • $3,342,950 to elevate 24 properties in St. Tammany Parish. 
  • $2,941,069 to elevate nine buildings and acquire six more in Calcasieu Parish. 
  • $2,399,736 to elevate 11 properties and acquire two more in Vermilion Parish. 
  • $1,414,434 to support the mitigation reconstruction of nine buildings in Jefferson Parish. 

Kennedy is a member of the Senate Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over the National Flood Insurance Program.