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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $27,764,717 in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for Louisiana.

“New Orleans is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina’s damage, and Calcasieu Parish is rebuilding from Hurricane Laura. I am grateful this $27.8 million will benefit Louisianians in both communities,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $20,990,022 to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for damages from Hurricane Laura.
  • $4,683,479 to the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board for Hurricane Katrina.
  • $2,091,216 to the city of New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina.