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MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $15,237,579 in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for Louisiana disaster aid.

“Hurricane Laura devastated south Louisiana’s electric system. This $15.2 million will help cover repair costs for Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative facilities,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $15,237,579 to the Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative for loan interest and other fees incurred to initiate repairs to facilities within its power distribution and transmission system that Hurricane Laura damaged.