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Photos: Gov. Jindal stops in St. Amant, awards $24 million in grants

Staff reports

Gov. Bobby Jindal visited St. Amant on Wednesday afternoon and presented a ceremonial check for more than $24 million in grants for Ascension Parish. Jindal awarded five grants totaling $24,316,690 to the parish to go toward hurricane recovery efforts, hazard mitigation, infrastructure improvements and enhancing the criminal justice system. Jindal awarded the funds to local officials during the town-hall meeting at St. Amant High School as part of his "Louisiana Working Tour." -- Weekly Citizen