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WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,253,234 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants for Louisiana disaster aid.

“Hurricanes Laura and Ida hit our communities in south Louisiana hard. This $5.3 million will help cover emergency costs for Jefferson Parish and restoration efforts for McNeese University’s Cowboy Stadium,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $4,010,251 to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for emergency protective measures as a result of Hurricane Ida.
  • $1,242,983 to the Office of Risk Management for permanent restoration to the McNeese Cowboy Stadium lighting as a result of Hurricane Laura.