Kennedy announces $40.5 million in disaster relief for Hurricanes Laura, Ida

Published 6:50 am Tuesday, August 23, 2022

“Hurricanes Laura and Ida hit Louisianians hard, and we’re still rebuilding together. I’m glad this $40.5 million will go towards recovery efforts around the state and in St. James and LaFourche Parishes.”

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $40,502,756 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants in disaster aid for Louisiana.

“Hurricanes Laura and Ida hit Louisianians hard, and we’re still rebuilding together. I’m glad this $40.5 million will go towards recovery efforts around the state and in St. James and LaFourche Parishes,” said Kennedy.

The FEMA aid will fund the following:

  • $3,877,864 to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Laura.
  • $3,321,906 to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Laura.
  • $1,002,650 to St. James Parish Housing Authority for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $12,075,872 to LaFourche Parish for debris removal related to Hurricane Ida.
  • $ 20,314,462 to the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness for emergency protective measures related to Hurricane Ida.