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“Louisiana’s health care providers were forced to take drastic measures to care for coronavirus patients, and these FEMA grants will help reimburse health centers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for their efforts to control the virus.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $33,415,161 in FEMA grant funding to help health care providers respond to the coronavirus outbreak in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

“Louisiana’s health care providers were forced to take drastic measures to care for coronavirus patients, and these FEMA grants will help reimburse health centers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for their efforts to control the virus,” said Kennedy.

Projects supported by this funding include:

  • $21,293,595 to the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System for staff training, facility disinfection, communications, medical equipment, security, overtime labor and facility expansion.

  • $12,121,566 to the Ochsner Clinic Foundation for medical equipment, supplies and building modifications.