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  • Federal grant will help raise houses in Jefferson

    March 17, 2014 5:33 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a grant to help pay for the elevation of 16 houses Jefferson Parish. The grant covers about $2.1 million of the estimated $2.7 million total cost of the project. FEMA officials say elevating the homes will reduce the potential... more »
  • Federal grant to aid reading education

    September 13, 2011 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say Louisiana will get $142.4 million in federal aid over five years to improve reading and writing skills for public school students and others. The Advocate reports the state will get $28.5 million per year to help about 40,000 students initially, and more... more »
  • Northwest Acadia Parish Sports Park Plans

    March 24, 2010 5:50 PM

    A proposed sports complex for Northwest Acadia Parish is closer to reality. Wednesday, the Acadia Parish Police Jury voted to move forward with applying for a federal 50-50 grant. The other half would be up to homeowners. "It's gonna be a facility that's second to none," said Iota Mayor John... more »

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