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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5,390,297 in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Delta in Lafayette Parish as well as for recovery efforts as a result of Hurricanes Gustav and Isaac.

“For many Louisianians still rebuilding, hurricanes aren’t a distant memory. I am glad to see these resources from FEMA help our state heal from disaster,” said Kennedy.

FEMA awarded $1,633,429 to Lafayette Parish to cover emergency protective measures in response to Hurricane Delta. These measures included acquiring resources for emergency response and pay, materials and lodging for repair and response crews. FEMA covered 75 percent of the cost of this project.

FEMA awarded the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness two grants to offset the administrative costs of recovery efforts for Hurricanes Gustav and Isaac. The first grant provides $2,680,405 for recovery from Hurricane Gustav and covers 90 percent of the cost. The second totals $1,076,462 for recovery from Hurricane Isaac and covers 75 percent of the project.