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  • Grant would fund study of rail service expansion

    May 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until... more »
  • Northwestern offers class in grant writing

    February 10, 2014 7:03 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A grant-writing course will be offered through Northwestern State University's Office of Electronic and Continuing Education beginning Thursday. The class is designed to train current and prospective grant writers in critical strategy and writing skills needed to win grants. Beginning with guidance in how to read... more »
  • Northwestern gets grant for folklife fest

    December 16, 2013 7:17 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Folklife Center at Northwestern State University has received a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track Grant. The Louisiana Folklife Center is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive the grant which will support the 2014 Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival. The grant... more »
  • Grant to pay for sidewalk route to school

    May 27, 2013 8:46 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The city has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to build a 7-block sidewalk and provide a new route for students who walk to Pineview Middle School. The Times-Picayune reports the money will be provided through Safe Routes to School, a federal program administered through the... more »
  • Tulane prof gets grant for meth ingredient study

    December 12, 2012 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Tulane University faculty member has received a grant to study the possible effects of placing more severe restrictions on an ingredient found in cold and sinus medications. The same ingredient is used to illegally produce methamphetamine. Keith Finlay, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane,... more »
  • Superdome gets FEMA grant

    June 22, 2012 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided the state with another $1 million for repairs to the Superdome to cover Hurricane Katrina-related damage. Superdome spokesman Eric Egan said that the funds, disbursed to the Louisiana Office of Facilities Planning and Control, were only recently approved for... more »
  • Grant helps disabled residents

    May 29, 2012 9:36 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A grant from the Handicap Accessibility Program will help low-income Terrebonne Parish residents with disabilities to improve their home's handicap accessibility. The $25,000 grant comes from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. Kelli Cunningham, Community Development division administrator, told the Courier that people who qualify for the... more »
  • Artist housing awarded state grant

    May 11, 2012 10:03 AM

    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 »
  • Grant awarded to LEEVAC Shipyards

    March 19, 2012 11:14 AM

    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 »
  • 2 plead guilty in probe of Katrina grant program

    February 24, 2012 6:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans women who worked as analysts on Louisiana's home elevation grant program pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting to sell the names of residents eligible for Hurricane Katrina grants. Wanda Acker Williams, 32, and Brianna LaFrance, 30, face maximum sentences of five years in prison... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • Plaquemine receives sewer plant grant

    June 15, 2011 9:49 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Office of Community Development's Disaster Recovery Unit has awarded the city of Plaquemine more than $6.5 million to build a regional sewer plant. According to a news release, the money will be combined with $2.5 million in local funds to build the plant on... more »
  • Lafayette firefighters given grant for new gear

    April 7, 2011 9:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Fire Department has been awarded more than $400,000 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses for firefighters. According to a city-parish news release, the SCBAs will allow initial firefighting crews to perform primary search and rescue and interior attack... more »
  • Boustany Announces Grants for Vermilion Parish

    January 14, 2011 5:28 PM

    Representative Charles Boustany (R-Southwest Louisiana) today announced two grants from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) awarded to the Vermilion Parish Police Jury. The first grant, totaling more than $441,000, is for improvements to the Henry Hub Access and Charlie Field Roads in Vermilion and Iberia... more »
  • Troopers Grant Special Christmas Wish

    December 23, 2010 11:10 PM

    A little girl who lost both of her parents in a motorcycle accident is getting a special gift this Chrismas, from an unexpected place. When State Police responded to a deadly motorcycle accident in October, they found out the victims had left a little girl behind, Shaylan Richard. And... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets grant to screen citrus

    December 7, 2010 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter gets $13,750 to screen its citrus variety collection for three potentially destructive diseases. Plant pathologist Don Ferrin says the trees will be tested twice next year for the bacteria that causes citrus greening, the citrus tristeza (tris-TEZ-uh) virus and citrus excortis (ex-KOHR-tis).... more »
  • Man's Death Being Investigated in Grant Parish

    November 30, 2010 9:06 AM

    MONTGOMERY, La. (AP) - The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office has opened an investigation into the death of a man whose body was found about 10 miles south of Montgomery. The remains were located near a burned vehicle that had been discovered by a hunter earlier on Friday. The identity of... more »
  • Lake Charles and Franklin Health Clinics Receive Grant Money

    October 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two Louisiana health clinics have been awarded nearly $9 million in federal grant money. The grants announced Monday award $4.1 million to the SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles and $4.8 million to the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. Landrieu says the funding awarded... more »
  • Gonzales seeks Grant for New Police Station

    October 12, 2010 7:44 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Gonzales City Council has approved a resolution to work with the Ascension Parish government on a $1 million Community Development Block Grant that will help fund a new police station. The city has also set aside $3 million in its capital outlay budget to fund... more »
  • Annual Grant Cycle For Nonprofits In Iberia Parish

    July 7, 2010 1:33 PM

    New Iberia, LA- The Iberia Parish Enhancement Fund announces the 2nd annual grant cycle for nonprofits based in Iberia Parish and organizations that have programs in Iberia Parish. Applications will be accepted July 15th - August 31, 2010. The grantees will be selected in October 2010 and will be awarded... more »
  • Attorney General is getting $5 million from BP grant

    June 1, 2010 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is getting $5 million from the block grant aid given to Louisiana by oil giant BP for response to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC gave Louisiana a $25 million grant for cleanup and response efforts. Gov.... more »
  • East Feliciana Seeks $3M in Grant for Hurricane Work

    May 19, 2010 10:12 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Police Jury has requested a $3 million Community Development Block Grant to assist the parish's recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The grant request the jury approved Tuesday includes projects in the towns of Slaughter and Jackson and the villages of Wilson and... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant Gets Probation in Ga. Club Fight

    May 11, 2010 10:13 AM

    BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant... more »
  • Scott Fire Dept Gets New Gear After Injury

    April 8, 2010 12:53 PM

    The Scott Fire Department is getting much needed new gear through FEMA, after one of their own was injured on the job. Last year a firefighter received 2nd and 3rd-degree burns while putting out a fire, and the Department realized they needed to get new gear-- but could not... more »
  • State approves cultural districts

    February 22, 2010 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has approved midcity Baton Rouge and downtown Lafayette for cultural products districts. It's a designation that seeks to promote arts development by waiving sales taxes on original works sold within the districts and providing tax credits for rehabilitating the districts' historic buildings. Kerry... more »
  • 2 Louisiana broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a... more »
  • Federal grant to help LTC

    February 16, 2010 8:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $4.8 million federal Recovery Act grant is expected to help area Louisiana Technical College campuses increase the local work force. The grant award totals nearly $4.9 million and will affect more than 700 students across the LTC Greater Acadiana region's campuses in the seven-parish area.... more »
  • Specialized Training Grants Available As Part Of Recovery Act

    February 12, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will allow community colleges, community-based organizations, state workforce agencies and other public entities to deliver training that... more »
  • Opelousas Walmart Donates Through Community Grant

    December 21, 2009 3:07 PM

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. DC 6048, of Opelousas, LA, awarded the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office with a community grant for $1000. This money was used to purchase Christmas presents for families in need in St. Landry Parish. The presents will be distributed by Sheriff Bobby J.Guidroz, Santa Clause and... more »
  • UL: Hazard Mitigation Plan ready for public viewing

    December 16, 2009 1:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The final draft of UL Lafayette's Hazard Mitigation Plan is ready for public viewing. The draft has been developed through the Disaster Resistant University (DRU) grant program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). UL Lafayette officials have been working to develop a comprehensive hazard mitigation... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Boustany announces grant to Vermilion coastal protection

    December 1, 2009 1:36 PM

    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 »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • La. awarded $1.7M broadband mapping grant

    December 1, 2009 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting a $1.7 million federal grant intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to rural communities and other areas with lesser online access. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the state's grant amount Monday. It comes from a $7 billion pot of federal stimulus... more »
  • MMS Disburses $10.68 Billion in FY 2009

    November 18, 2009 10:47 AM

    Funding recipients include states, American Indians, and eligible counties DENVER, CO - The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) today announced that it disbursed more than $10.68 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 from revenues collected from energy and mineral production on Federal and American Indian lands,... more »
  • Thousands in La. eligible for storm grants

    November 17, 2009 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thousands of Louisiana residents are eligible for grants to pay for storm shutters and other hurricane protection improvements to their homes. This week, the state is mailing out applications to more than 100,000 victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita for storm mitigation grants of up... more »
  • Gov. Jindal Announces a $30 Million Commitment for LSU's New Business Education Complex

    November 5, 2009 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal held a press conference today to make two announcements: a commitment of $30 million in capital outlay funds for LSU's new business education complex and $303.7 million in collections for the 2009 Louisiana Tax Amnesty Program, surpassing initial estimates for collections. $30 Million... more »
  • Louisiana to Receive More than $7 Million for Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects

    November 3, 2009 2:26 PM

    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 »
  • New Surveillance System for Iberia Parish Jail

    October 21, 2009 6:17 PM

    Some high tech upgrades are coming to the Iberia parish jail. The old analog surveillance system is being swapped for a digital one. The $140,000 system was paid for with state grant money. Last month at another jail, an inmate was discovered beaten to death by fellow inmates. The new... more »
  • Louisiana Receives Federal Grant for Struggling Readers

    October 2, 2009 3:19 PM

    One of Louisiana's primary education initiatives is ensuring literacy for all students. A recently announced grant of more than $1 million will help enrich the state's current efforts. Louisiana is one of eight states to earn a portion o f the highly competitive Striving Readers grant. Awarded by the United... more »

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