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“FEMA and Louisiana took unprecedented steps to respond to this pandemic, and this funding will help pay for vital resources needed to combat the virus.”

MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $15,285,718 in FEMA grants to reimburse hospitals around Louisiana for the cost of services and equipment used to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

“FEMA and Louisiana took unprecedented steps to respond to this pandemic, and this funding will help pay for vital resources needed to combat the virus,” said Kennedy.

Louisiana’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is receiving $6,126,612 for helping Baton Rouge General Hospital accommodate additional coronavirus patients and acquire equipment for its intensive care unit. 

Louisiana Children’s Medical Center is receiving $9,159,106 for its emergency medical care response and distributing personal protective equipment to its staff. 

This funding is authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Act.