WASHINGTON (BRPROUD) — Over $40 million in FEMA funding is headed to Louisiana, according to Senator John Kennedy.

“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.

Sen. Kennedy said funds will go to 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. 

On Aug. 18, Sen. Kennedy announced $76.7 million in disaster aid for repairs, protective measures, and debris removal in relation to Hurricanes Laura and Ida.