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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, announced $2.27 million in grants today for community health centers in the cities of Shreveport, New Iberia, Alexandria, Opelousas, Luling, Lake Charles and Franklin.  The grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help fund community health centers affected by natural disasters.

“Louisiana frequently copes with the aftermath of hurricanes and natural disasters. These grants will help many Louisiana communities recover and be better prepared to respond to future disasters,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Community health centers provide essential primary health care services, and this funding will help keep these in operation.”


The grants, including amounts:

  • Shreveport received $337,400 for CASSE Dental Health Institute
  • New Iberia received $337,400 for Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center
  • Alexandria received $337, 400 for Rapides Primary Health Care Center
  • Opelousas received $249,098 for the Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center
  • Luling received $337,400 for St. Charles Community Health Center
  • Lake Charles received $337,400 for SWLA Center for Health Services
  • Franklin received $337,400 for The Teche Action Board