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MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $29,799,944 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for Louisiana disaster aid. 

“This $29.8 million will help Louisianians in Jefferson Davis and Calcasieu Parishes and in southeast Louisiana recover from Hurricanes Laura and Ida,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $22,234,359 to Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative Inc. for 69kV transmission line restoration as a result of Hurricane Laura.
  • $2,867,231 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for building repairs at R.W. Vincent Elementary School as a result of Hurricane Laura.
  • $1,911,840 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for building repairs at TS Cooley Elementary School as a result of Hurricane Laura.
  • $1,541,074 to the South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association (South Louisiana Electric) for damages to their underground Buquet electrical utility crossing as a result of Hurricane Ida.  
  • $1,245,440 to the Calcasieu Parish Voluntary Council on the Aging, Inc. for building replacement required as a result of Hurricane Laura.