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Cassidy Secures $1.3 Billion for Louisiana in Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bills

by Minden Press-Herald

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced he secured $1,268,523,000.00 for Louisiana in the annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2024—the most of any member in the Louisiana Congressional Delegation. Cassidy voted against a partial government shutdown. Throughout all 12 appropriations bills, there is $28 million for the Morganza to the Gulf Project, more than $12 million for water infrastructure, $5.5 million for mental health and substance abuse services, and $6 million for the Team Gleason Foundation for ALS health services.

“No matter where you live in Louisiana, these investments will make a difference in our communities,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This funding boosts our economy and strengthens our communities by improving roads and bridges, upgrading our electric grid, supporting our military, and more.” 

See below for a full list of funding for Louisiana secured by Senator Cassidy:

Homeland Security

Funding AmountRecipient
$2,300,000.00Port of Morgan City for Emergency Operations Center Upgrades

Financial Services and General Government

Funding AmountRecipient
$2,000,000.00University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) Biomedical Innovation Center
$1,875,000.00University of Louisiana at Monroe Biomedical Innovation Lab

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Funding AmountRecipient
$3,000,000.00World War II Museum for facility upgrades
$5,000,000.00Howell Village Community Transformation Project for the development of affordable housing in Baton Rouge
$4,000,000.00City of Ruston for Utility Upgrades
$3,690,000.00Feed the Second Line in New Orleans for the Get Lit, Stay Lit Project
$6,000,000.00Lafayette Regional Airport for a Taxiway Realignment Project
$2,200,000.00Acadia Parish Vie Terre Beau Bridge Project
$5,000,000.00Route 167 Highway Improvements in Vermillion Parish

Commerce, Justice & Science

Funding AmountRecipient
$3,500,000.00Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA for Empowering North Louisiana Research Support for Domestic Semiconductor Technology and Workforce Development
$3,000,000.00Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) for Coastal Louisiana Deployment and Hardening of Gauges and Data Collection Platforms
$400,000.00Lower Mississippi River Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System Sensors
$2,400,00.00City of New Orleans Office of Criminal Justice Coordination for Crime Lab Equipment
$250,000.00Covenant House, New Orleans for an Enhanced Victim Services Transitional Program
$1,800,00.00St. Landry Parish for Law Enforcement Technology and Equipment Upgrades
$340,000.00Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office for Emergency Communications Equipment

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

Funding AmountRecipient
$7,000,000.00Air Force Reserve at Barksdale Air Force Base for the 307 Bomb Wing Medical Facility Addition


Funding AmountRecipient
$5,000,000.00USDA/ARS for Sugar Cane Research Facilities in Houma, LA
$800,000.00Town of Livingston for Renovations to the Livingston Parish Courthouse
$1,000,000.00Precision and Digital Agriculture Technologies
$500,000.00Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for West Nile Virus

Interior and Environment

Funding AmountRecipient
$3,000,000.00City of Gretna, LA for Wastewater Upgrades
$5,000,000.00Lafayette Consolidated Government for the North Lafayette Galvanized Water Line Replacement Project
$720,000.00Town of Livingston for Drinking Water Storage and Distribution Systems Improvements
$2,778,000.00Jefferson Davis Parish for Drinking Water Improvements
$520,000.00West Sterlington Water Systems. Inc. for Drinking Water Improvements

Energy and Water

Funding AmountRecipient
$28,000,000.00Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River and Tributaries for Morganza to the Gulf
$9,000,000.00Corps of Engineers, Construction for Calcasieu River and Pass
$500,000.00Corps of Engineers, Investigations for the Houma Navigation Canal Deepening Project
$500,000.00Corps of Engineers, Investigations for the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Feasibility Study
$250,000.00Corps of Engineers, Investigations for the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet
$4,000,000.00Department of Energy to LSU for the Research Environment for the Advancement of Clean Hydrogen 

Labor, Health and Human Services

Funding AmountRecipient
$3,000,000.00Louisiana State University and A&M College for facilities and equipment
$1,735,000.00LSU Health Sciences Center for facilities and equipment, including information technology
$4,500,000.00Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Inc. and Subsidiaries, LA, for facilities and equipment
$1,000,000.00Mercy Family Center, LA, for mental health and support services, including case management and information technology
$6,000,000.00Team Gleason Foundation, LA, for addressing the needs of individuals with ALS, including the purchase of equipment and assistive technology
$3,000,000.00Center for the Innovative Training of Youth, Inc., LA, for a STEM program, including the purchase of equipment
$2,100,000.00Southern University and A&M College for legal education, including the purchase of equipment and technology
$365,000.00Southern University and A&M College for technology education, including the purchase of equipment and technology


Funding AmountRecipient
$7,000,000.00Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City – For defense research to improve B-52 capabilities
$10,000,000.00Fort Johnson, Henrico – For additional civil engineering survey equipment
$30,000,000.00Department of Defense, Shreveport – Technical Assistance Center
$12,500,000.00Cyber Innovation Center, Bossier City – Global Strike Command Technology Transition and Innovation Center
$7,500,000.00Biomedical Research Foundation, Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City – For the development of next generation satellite communication capabilities for the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center
$6,000,000.00LSU, Baton Rouge – For research to anticipate threats to natural systems
$22,000,000.00Biomedical Research Foundation, Shreveport – Innovative Projects for B-52 Modernization
$30,000,000.00Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City – For the construction of new yard, building, additional repairs, berthing improvements, and a new messing vessel barge
$6,500,000.00Stephenson Stellar Corporation, Shreveport – For development of advanced satellite capabilities.
$3,000,000.00Stephenson Stellar Corporation, Shreveport – For the continuation of defense-in-depth spacecraft research
$10,000,000.00Radiance Technologies, Shreveport & Ruston – For the development of advanced packaging technologies for hardware security
$585,000,000.00Textron Systems, Slidell – Department of Defense (DoD) Procurement of four additional ship-to-shore connectors hovercraft
$5,000,000.00Praeses, Shreveport – Development of new Air Force multi-domain command and control system in Louisiana
$2,000,000.00Praeses, Shreveport – For research to improve the B-52 Agile Pod Capability
$4,500,000.00Mezzo Technologies, Baton Rouge – Aluminum microtube heat exchanges
$10,000,000.00Precision Pump & Valve, Lake Charles – For weather resistant materials research
$40,000,000.00DoD – Peer-Reviewed ALS Research Program
$110,000,000.00DoD – Peer-reviewed Prostate Cancer medical research
$150,000,000.00DoD – Peer-reviewed Breast Cancer medical research
$24,200,000.00National Civil Air Patrol Operations including for Louisiana Civil Air Patrol
$53,000,000.00STARBASE DoD High School Educational Program

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