SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Community Foundation of North Louisiana has awarded grants totaling $1.9 million to 57 local organizations. The Times reports the grants focus on improve access to high-quality education, health services, arts, the economy and other quality of life issues. More than $743,000of the grant money this... more »
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The City Council has awarded a $985,000 contract for a drainage project at Northshore Regional Airport. The work will be done by Lawson-Bonnet Construction Co., The Advocate reports reports. Airport Director Jason Ball says the work will be paid for through an aviation grant awarded to... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency has awarded the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority a $1 million grant to transform a brick warehouse near downtown into loft-style apartments for artists. John Arceneaux, chairman of the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority, tells The Advocate the 15-unit development is... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $148 million in additional Hurricane Katrina recovery funding to the St. Bernard Parish school board. FEMA said the grant award announced Tuesday brings the total amount of federal funds awarded to the school board after the 2005... more »
Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South La.), announced a $667,324 grant was recently awarded to LEEVAC Shipyards in Jennings, LA for a pipe and tube bending system. "LEEVAC is a critical component of the maritime industry in South Louisiana and I am pleased to announce this grant," Boustany said.... more »
The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority will present the city of Lafayette with $850,000 outright grant of local dollars in order to cause the construction of the formally know Multi-Modal Transportation Center, now known as the Rosa Parks Transportation Center on Thursday, May 20, 2010.
The $850,000 check provides... more »
Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) announced today that the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, Louisiana, has been awarded an $85,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. This investment will help the airport conduct an assessment to determine how to reduce the hazards posed by birds and other wildlife to aircraft... more »
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded $4.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and alternative energy efforts in Louisiana homes through the Energy Star Rebate program.
In awarding the funding, DOE... more »
Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish.
"Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
State Agencies ($3.84 million total, approximately $350,000 awarded to each state):
·Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
·Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence
·Louisiana State Energy
·Maryland Energy Administration
·Minnesota Department of Commerce
·Mississippi Development Authority-Energy... more »