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  • Another federal grant to fund BRAVE expansion

    September 25, 2013 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's crime-fighting program, known as BRAVE, will receive an additional $1.4 million from the federal government to expand its anti-violence initiatives into the 70802 area. The news comes just two days after city leaders announced BRAVE would be awarded a $1 million dollar grant geared... more »
  • Federal grant helps reopen 40 cold cases check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 27, 2013 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Police Crime Lab in conjunction with local authorities reopened 40 cold cases recently, after receiving a $222,000 federal grant. The money specifically focuses on solving rapes and murders. "If the cold case meets the parameters of the grant, the investigating agency could work it... more »
  • Zachary FD gets new equipment to protect community

    March 26, 2013 9:50 AM

    ZACHARY - Today, firefighters in Zachary will showcase their newest addition: a new custom fire truck. Officials say Ferrera Fire Apparatus manufactured the truck, which has computerized safety features and an increased internal pump capacity. They say the new equipment will help further their efforts in battling fires.... more »
  • State to receive million-dollar grant for road repairs

    February 13, 2013 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24.1 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to fix highways affected by Hurricane Isaac. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the money will start the process of rebuilding or repairing infrastructure that suffered significant damaged... more »
  • EBR receives $1.5M federal grant for BRAVE project

    September 5, 2012 2:36 PM

    Baton Rouge- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden has announced that the city-parish has been awarded a $1.5-million federal grant for the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Project. The grant will implement group violence reduction strategies that target juvenile offenders over a three-year period. The grant will provide up... more »
  • 2 La. health clinics awarded $8.9M

    October 12, 2010 5:42 AM

    Two Louisiana health clinics have been awarded nearly $9 million in federal grant money. The SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles was awarded $4.1 million and $4.8 million was awarded to the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. The funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human... more »
  • La. awarded federal grant for safe, supportive schools

    October 8, 2010 7:28 PM

    Education officials in Louisiana are being given millions of dollars to help make their schools safer and students healthier over the next four years. $13.6 million dollars in federal grant money was awarded to Louisiana's Department of Education as part of the Safe and Supportive Schools grant. Louisiana was one... more »
  • Federal grants fund 2 La. transit projects

    October 7, 2010 8:00 AM

    A pair of Louisiana transit projects are getting more than $8 million in federal grant money. An announcement Wednesday by Sen. Mary Landrieu says Jefferson Parish will receive more than $1.1 million for replacing transit vehicles. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will receive more than $7.4 million for... more »
  • LSU encouraging kids to walk, bike to school

    October 5, 2010 12:02 PM

    A $100,000 federal grant is being put to work this fall encouraging Baton Rouge kids to walk or ride their bike to school. LSU professors in the College of Education are using the grant to start a Safe Routes to School program at Polk and Buchanan elementary schools. It includes... more »
  • Budget talks include St. Helena schools

    September 17, 2010 4:49 PM

    State lawmakers said they're tired of seeing the New Orleans Recovery School District receive the lion's share of federal grant money. State Representatives Bodi White and Mert Smiley criticized the process during a meeting of the joint budget committee. White said the state should consider taking over all of... more »
  • Video arraignments start in Grant Parish

    April 23, 2010 6:49 AM

    The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office says video arraignment technology will be used for defendants at the parish jail. Sheriff Baxter Welch says the system, supplemented by federal grant dollars, will be used for arraignment and bond hearings and will have an immediate positive impact on the judicial system. The new... more »
  • Emergency repairs under way to fix erosion

    April 13, 2010 4:05 PM

    Emergency repairs are being made to a section of the banks along the Comite River near Zachary. Devastating erosion is encroaching near a busy street. DPW Director Pete Newkirk says the parish first noticed the problem after Hurricane Gustav nearly two years ago. "We had known there... more »
  • Federal grant to result in 15 new firefighters

    April 8, 2010 7:27 AM

    A $1.1 million federal grant awarded to the Shreveport Fire Department could result in as many as 15 new front-line firefighters being hired in September. Fire Chief Brian Crawford announced Wednesday that the grant is expected to result in 12 of the city's busiest fire trucks, on average, to be... more »
  • 2 La. broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 5:16 AM

    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 $3.6 million loan and... more »
  • La. gets federal dollars to cover uninsured kids

    October 1, 2009 8:42 PM

    Louisiana and Mississippi will get nearly $2.2 million to enroll uninsured children who qualify for health care coverage. The grants are among $40 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. The aim is to get eligible children into Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.... more »

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