BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La) announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee will designate more than $57 million in funding for Louisiana health and education projects.

Projects supported by this funding include the following, according to Kennedy’s spokesperson, Jess Andrews:

  • $51,033,433 from FEMA to help reimburse Ochsner Medical Center for completing construction of its west tower facility in Jefferson Parish to increase capacity for coronavirus patients.
  • $3,021,520 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help support maternal and child health services through the Louisiana Department of Health.
  • $1,584,468 from HHS to help support the Head Start and Early Head Start programs through Total Community Action, Inc.
  • $930,680 from HHS to help support The Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth Innovation and Impact Network through the Policy and Research Group.
  • $700,000 from HHS to help support the Louisiana Zero Suicide Initiative through the Louisiana State Office of Behavioral Health.
  • $318,967 from HHS to help support tubular lysosomes in health and disease research at Louisiana State University A&M.
  • $130,592 from HHS to help expand capacity for coronavirus testing through Acadiana Cares, Inc.
  • $114,452 from HHS to help expand capacity for coronavirus testing through Greater Ouachita Coalition Providing Aids Resources & Education, Inc.