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  • Louisiana Parishes Receive Expanded Federal Assistance

    May 15, 2011 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded federal assistance to the state and parishes responding to the Mississippi River flooding in Louisiana. Previously, Louisiana had been approved for only limited direct federal assistance for response efforts. At this... more »
  • LIHEAP Energy Help for Louisiana

    September 21, 2010 3:23 PM

    There's more than 884-thousand dollars in emergency funds available in Louisiana to help low income residents with heating and cooling costs. Each state is getting money from the federal government. In total, Congress appropriated $5.1 billion for LIHEAP in Fiscal Year 2010. Individuals interested in applying for energy assistance should... more »
  • Deadline to Apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program is Sept. 23

    September 14, 2010 12:06 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Time is running out for catfish farmers and others to sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture program offering training, cash benefits and government-funded consultation that might include advice to get out of the business. The deadline to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for... more »
  • Housing Commissioners ousted after audit

    August 18, 2010 7:45 PM

    Three Housing Authority commissioners received a letter in the mail. It told them they are no longer to report to commission meetings and will no longer be needed by the Housing Authority. The letter was signed by Parish President Joey Durel. The move comes after an audit discovered "mishandled... more »
  • US Marshals Seeking Assistance In Locating a Sex Offender

    July 15, 2010 11:54 AM

    Lafayette, LA -. Jose A. Ventura is wanted for Violating his Conditions of Parole. Ventura's Original Charge is for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, which occurred in Iberia Parish. Ventura pled guilty to the Cocaine Charges on 11/18/2003 and was eventually sentenced to 7 years Hard Labor. Ventura was... more »
  • 2nd Extension Disaster Housing Assistance Program

    May 13, 2010 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate announced today a second extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike), giving families who were displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav more time to transition to long-term housing solutions. This extension... more »
  • Acadiana Parishes Now Eligible for Disaster Assistance

    May 11, 2010 11:43 AM

    SBA Administrator Karen Mills announced today that SBA is making economic injury assistance available in 21 additional parishes for small businesses suffering financial losses following the April 20 Deepwater BP oil spill that shut down commercial and recreational fishing along the state’s southeast coast. With these additions, SBA economic... more »
  • $29 Million In Assistance Announced For Dairy Farmers

    January 6, 2010 4:50 PM

    Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said he is pleased the USDA has chosen to implement the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment Program (DELAP) that will distribute $290 million to eligible dairy farmers. The measure was suggested by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in... more »
  • Department outlines policy for food program

    October 27, 2009 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana State Department of Education, Division of Nutrition Assistance, has announced its administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in accordance with Federal Law and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy. All participants in attendance will be offered the... more »
  • New Program Aimed to Help Fire Victims

    October 20, 2009 11:31 AM

    The Lafayette Fire Department, upholding it's oath-to save life and property, implements a new program to assist fire victims of Lafayette parish. The mission of Project F.I.R.E. (Firefighters Initiating Rebuilding Efforts) is to provide qualifying victims with immediate and short-term housing and fundamental resources to assist in rebuilding their lives.... more »

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