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  • Tulane professor awarded $3.7M in grants

    October 19, 2014 2:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University associated professor Yu-Ping Wang has been awarded two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million from the National Institutes of Health. Wang is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and biostatistics and bioinformatics. The university says he will use the money over the next five years... more »
  • Local Non-Profit Fighting to Keep Doors Open

    April 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    A Lafayette non-profit is facing financial hardships and is struggling to keep its doors open. The Family Tree opened in 1979 and offers education and counseling services to families at little to no cost. The agency lost it's main source of federal funding and heavily depends on grants. ... more »
  • $9.2M in FEMA grants for Katrina recovery

    May 25, 2012 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing another $9.2 million to help southeast Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina. St. Bernard Parish is getting back $1.4 million spent to demolish and remove thousands of houses that couldn't be repaired after the 2005 storm. The largest grants are... more »
  • UNO, Miss State, get DoD grants for equipment

    May 9, 2012 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mississippi State University and the University of New Orleans are among 100 schools around the country that have won U.S. Department of Defense grants for new equipment costing $50,000 or more. Brandon Taravella, an assistant professor in UNO's naval architecture and marine engineering program, has a... more »
  • $5M grants to clinics in Louisiana, Mississippi

    May 7, 2012 6:35 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Clinics that serve low-income residents of Monroe, La., and Mound Bayou, Miss., have received $5 million each to expand. Catherine Tonore is chief executive at Primary Health Services Center in Monroe. She tells The News-Star that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant will... more »
  • La gets $575K in housing grants for homeless vets

    March 29, 2012 9:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four Louisiana cities are getting a total of $575,000 to help house homeless veterans. A news release Wednesday from U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond said the money is going to housing authorities in East Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette, and to... more »
  • Laura Bush gives final grants for Gulf libraries

    March 1, 2012 7:49 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Former First Lady Laura Bush visits Chalmette to announce the recipients of her foundation's final grants to help hurricane-affected school libraries rebuild their collections. Bush will unveil the 12 recipients of the Laura W. Bush Foundation for America's Libraries during Thursday's 10 a.m. event at Chalmette... more »
  • Louisiana Mississippi and others get federal grants for park marinas

    January 27, 2012 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Parks in Slidell, La., and Iuka, Miss., are getting federal grants to improve their marinas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Slidell's Heritage Park is getting $1.5 million, with $802,500 going to J.P. Coleman State Park in Iuka. Marinas in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida,... more »
  • Rex foundation grants more than half million

    January 25, 2012 9:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Pro Bono Publico Foundation has awarded 36 grants totaling $545,000, primarily to benefit public schools in New Orleans. Other grants include the Taylor Playground Booster Club to help rebuild sports and other programs at Taylor Playground, and a number of neighborhood initiatives. The foundation was... more »
  • Safety Grants Available to Groups

    April 18, 2011 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is accepting grant proposals through May 8 for projects designed to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes leading to injury and death on Louisiana roadways. The grants are being offered to local, parish and state agencies, nonprofit organizations,... more »
  • $13M in grants go out to Louisiana fishermen

    April 5, 2011 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 1,000 Louisiana commercial fishermen hurt by hurricanes in 2008 are getting money under a grant program funded with federal recovery aid. The state is setting aside $13 million for grants to fishermen hit by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The fishermen had to prove they... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grants for Parts of Acadiana

    March 8, 2011 12:04 PM

    More than $900,000 in grants have been awarded to Vermilion and St. Martin parishes by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, the former Minerals Management Service. BOEMRE awarded four Coastal Impact Assistance Program grants totaling $1.3 million to Louisiana coastal communities for projects that prevent coastal erosion,... more »
  • Judge grants delay in ill Mose Jefferson's trial

    January 20, 2011 9:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted a trial delay for a longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer. Mose Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, is charged with conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grant money earmarked... more »
  • AcA's Arts In Education Program-Grant Recipients Announced

    August 30, 2010 1:30 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - The AcA's Arts In Education Program is excited to announce the 2009/2010 Round II Arts Grants For Teachers recipients. Through funding provided by the Lafayette Parish School System the AcA was able to administer a total of $11,304 for 2009/2010 school year. A total of 15... 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 »
  • Senator Vitter Announces Bridge Grants For Cameron and Iberia

    February 12, 2010 3:55 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the award of three grants for bridge restoration projects in Southwest Louisiana. Cameron Parish received a $930,919 grant for the West Big Burn Bridge Restoration project to create a new water control structure that will restore approximately 10,000... more »
  • AcA Awards Acadiana Teachers

    January 21, 2010 11:31 AM

    The AcA's Arts In Education Program is excited to announce the 2009/2010 Round I Arts Grants For Teachers recipients. Through funding provided by the Lafayette Parish School System the AcA was able to administer $7,878 in grant funds that will affect more than 553 students in the Lafayette Parish public... more »
  • Autism Society Awards Mini-Grants

    November 23, 2009 2:22 PM

    Autism Society of Acadiana Awards $20,000 in Mini-Grants to Acadiana Educators The Autism Society of Acadiana awarded $20,000 to 32 educators from 25 schools across Acadiana. Mini-Grants are awarded to educators who work directly with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Autism Society thanks Sertoma for their generous donation... more »
  • HUD announces $135,000 in housing counseling

    October 15, 2009 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving four parishes more than $135,000 each for housing counseling grants. The grants for agencies in Jefferson,Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport were announced on Wednesday. Officials say they will help families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing,... more »
  • Governor Jindal Awards over $24 Million in Grants to St. Mary Parish

    September 21, 2009 3:29 PM

    PATTERSON - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal awarded four grants totaling $24,331,770 to St. Mary Parish that will go towards hurricane recovery, hazard mitigation and infrastructure improvements. Governor Jindal awarded the funds to local officials in a ceremonial check presentation during a townhall meeting in Patterson as part of his "Louisiana... more »
  • Grambling School Grants

    September 21, 2009 9:49 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University has gotten $1.5 million to attract more minority students to biomedical science programs. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant is for training opportunities to students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or computer science. M.A. Himaya, head of the university's physics... more »

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