June 18, 2020

Cassidy Announces $225 Million in COVID-19 Funds for Louisiana

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $225 million in funding to assist in Louisiana’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 “Louisiana was among the hardest-hit states from Covid-19. This funding is badly needed and a welcomed,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Congress did whatever it could to help families and small businesses through this crisis. Our work continues so that America can fully recover and be stronger than ever before.”

The funds will be sent to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) for public assistance. GOHSEP bought supplies, equipment and campers to isolate, quarantine and three high-risk Covid-19 patients at three state parks (Bayou Segnette, Bayou Chicot and Lake Bisteneau). These funds pay for services required to operate the facility safely. Those services include sump truck services, waste disposal, daily cleaning, laundry and linen services, bio-cleaning between patients and food service.