Sen. Kennedy announces $1 million for Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for coronavirus response

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MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a $1,153,375 FEMA grant to reimburse the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for the cost of emergency management responsibilities during the coronavirus outbreak. 

“It’s imperative that we continue to care for, and ensure the safety of, our children and their families during this pandemic. This funding will help reimburse DCFS for its response to the coronavirus,” said Kennedy. 

DCFS’s emergency management responsibilities include providing staff liaisons to the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security, managing its emergency operation center and operating warehouses for medical monitoring and coronavirus isolation sites. This funding is authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Act.

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