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  • At Governor's request, Restore La. agrees to expand program offerings

    August 16, 2017 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Restore Louisiana Task Force approved  Governor John Bel Edwards' request to expand the homeowner assistance program.  The task force czars met Friday morning.  The approval of an expansion of offerings will need to be approved by federal authorities, too.  Governor Edwards asked that all homeowners who... more »
  • Tulane researchers get grant to study lead in mockingbirds

    August 16, 2017 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Tulane researchers have a $104,000 grant to study whether lead in polluted neighborhoods is making mockingbirds more aggressive than those in other neighborhoods. Tuesday's news release says Jordan Karubian and Renata Ribeiro have shown that mockingbirds in neighborhoods with high levels of lead in the dirt have... more »
  • LSU researchers get nearly $1M to study honeybees

    June 25, 2017 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Louisiana State University researchers are getting nearly $1 million for a two-year study of how stress affects honeybee health. The LSU AgCenter says in a news release that Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale are working with U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee researchers in Baton... more »
  • Owner of Baker cosmetology and barber school convicted of Pell Grant fraud

    June 25, 2017 11:19 AM

    BAKER - A cosmetology school's owner has been convicted of charges she forged and falsified students' financial aid records to steal more than $100,000 in federal grant money. A federal jury on Thursday found 58-year-old Alden Hall guilty of charges of theft of government funds, fraudulently obtaining financial... more »
  • FEMA awards $1 million for debris removal in Central

    May 22, 2017 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – More than $1 million in a federal grant has been awarded for debris removal for the City of Central, FEMA announced Monday. The grant has been awarded for debris removal for the August flood. The funds come from FEMA's Public Assistance program and continues to reimburse... more »
  • LSU Health researcher gets $2.5M dental fillings grant

    May 6, 2017 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana researcher has a $2.5 million, five-year federal grant to develop better materials for dental fillings. LSU Health New Orleans says the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Health wants professor Xiaoming Xu to create stronger, longer-lasting materials that can also fight bacteria, warding off repeat... more »
  • Springfield High School to receive grant to rebuild flood-damaged library

    March 24, 2017 6:08 PM

    SPRINGFIELD – Springfield High School will receive $20,000 through a grant program, Beyond Words, that will support the school's rebuilding of its library following the August flood. The school's library, including all books and technology, was completely destroyed following the flood. The Beyond Words grant program, established in 2006,... more »
  • Commission ready to fund highway safety proposals

    March 14, 2017 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is inviting government agencies and private sector groups to apply for grants aimed at reducing highway fatalities. The commission says in a Monday news release that the applications should be for projects aimed at reducing fatalities, injuries and crashes. The proposals are... more »
  • U.S. Department of Energy grants LSU $1.5 million industrial engineering grant

    January 30, 2017 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is one of 27 universities across the country that will receive funding from U.S. Department of Energy in the form of an industrial engineering grant. LSU will receive about $1.5 million over five years. The award will be in the form of cooperative agreements and... more »
  • $10K grant for LSU Health student program to help homeless

    January 13, 2017 10:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans human services nonprofit is giving $10,000 to a program run by medical students to help homeless women and children get health care and education. LSU Health New Orleans says the grant comes from La Societe des Dames Hospitalieres. Students from five of the six... more »
  • Waste Management donates $200,000 grant to Livingston for flood recovery

    December 22, 2016 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish has received a $200,000 grant from Waste Management for flood recovery. The donation was made to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's Christmas Crusade, a non-profit dedicated to helping those in need within the parish. The funds will be placed into a "Louisiana Rises" account, officials... more »
  • State to receive $26 million from FEMA mitigation grant program

    December 12, 2016 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana will receive $26 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding from FEMA for the March floods. Through the program, funds may be used for projects that support both state and parish hazard mitigation plans to reduce losses from future... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank receives $1.4 million grant for restoration

    December 7, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received a $1.4 million grant from FEMA to help in restoring flood-related damages. The grant reimburses expenses to dispose of debris, clean and disinfect property and equipment along with restoring refrigeration and freezing at the Choctaw Drive distribution facility damaged... more »
  • FEMA grant helps Livingston school campuses reopen following flood

    November 2, 2016 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE – With the help of a $17.5 million FEMA grant, Livingston Parish school campuses have reopened for students following the August flood. Students were able to return to the following Livingston Parish school campuses: Doyle Elementary, Holden School, Springfield Elementary, Denham Springs Junior High, Freshwater Elementary, Northside Elementary,... more »
  • Tulane gets $11.4M, 5-year grant for new research institute

    October 16, 2016 11:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Institutes of Health is giving Tulane University $11.4 over the next five years to get more scientists studying ways to help patients with high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and related conditions. Epidemiology professor Jiang He is using the grant to start an institute aimed at... more »
  • Contaminated pond ordered closed at Clean Harbors Colfax

    October 15, 2016 1:18 PM

    COLFAX - The retention pond at Clean Harbors Colfax in Grant Parish will be closed following tests that show it had levels of toxins that exceeded standards. Water from the contaminated pond is released into tributaries that flow into the Red River. State Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Chuck Carr... more »
  • Grant to reduce crime in popular Tigerland area denied Play Video

    October 12, 2016 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grant requested by Baton Rouge officials, LSU and the District Attorney's office to reduce crime in Tigerland has been denied. Crime statistics were released along with the request for the square-mile area of Tigerland. According to the summary, the violent crime rate was more than 33... more »
  • $67M teacher training grant awarded to La. education dept.

    September 30, 2016 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education department is getting a nearly $67 million grant over five years to strengthen teacher training in rural school systems. The Teacher Incentive Fund money will be spent across 137 schools in 16 rural school districts, aimed at helping to offer more training opportunities and to... more »
  • New Roads awarded grant for False River Drive walkway

    September 23, 2016 9:50 AM

    NEW ROADS – The City of New Roads has been awarded a grant by the Louisiana Office of State Parks to create the False River Drive pedestrian walkway. The grant is a part of the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program, which provides funds to states to provide and... more »
  • Department of Education awards up to $1.5 million to restore flood-impacted schools

    September 16, 2016 10:43 AM

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Louisiana's Department of Education a grant up to $1.5 million to support education-related services in school districts hit the hardest by last month's flood. The grant, titled the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant, was awarded by the department's Office... more »
  • Flooded car questions answered Play Video

    August 29, 2016 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the clean-up effort continues around south Louisiana, people are trying to get back into their normal routine but that's difficult without a car. Thousands of cars flooded, but if your insurance does not cover storm-related damage, FEMA says you must verify that it happened as... more »
  • Business groups partner to start small business relief fund

    August 24, 2016 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry announced the creation of the Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund to help small businesses recover from the recent flooding. The Greater New Orleans, Inc., the Louisiana chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business,... more »
  • Louisiana receives $19.5 million FEMA disaster recovery grant

    August 9, 2016 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health has received more than $19.5 million to assist communities throughout the state that are still recovering from the severe flooding that occurred this past spring. The grant, called the Disaster Case Management grant is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and... more »
  • Federal grant could bring millions to North Baton Rouge

    August 9, 2016 12:20 AM

    SCOTLANDVILLE- Scotlandville residents learned about a grant that could bring millions to the area at a community meeting Monday evening. Community members came together at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center to discuss the $30 million grant from the federal government aimed to support under served communities. The grant... more »
  • Denham Springs using grant for new bulletproof vests Play Video

    April 12, 2016 5:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to apply for a federal grant that could bring in up to 10 new bulletproof vests for its police department. Right now, 10 of 30 vests need to be replaced. Bulletproof vests last five years and cost around $750 each. Through... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking for federal grant to beef up security in Tigerland Play Video

    April 1, 2016 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Security upgrades are heading for Tigerland, in Baton Rouge. Tigerland is a string of bars located of Nicholson Drive, close to LSU's campus.The city is applying for almost $750,000 in federal dollars to make the college bars safer. Business owners say they will upgrade security no matter... more »
  • North Baton Rouge receives federal grant to fund crime fighting efforts Play Video

    March 7, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City of Baton Rouge and community partners announced they’ll hold a series of meeting in the coming weeks as part of a new federal grant program aimed at reducing crime in six North Baton Rouge communities. The Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Grant is one... more »
  • New street signs going up in Denham Springs Play Video

    February 18, 2016 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs is overhauling hundreds of old street signs after getting a $22,000 grant. Work is underway to replace the faded street signs around the city. The reflective coating on street signs typically lasts 8-10 years. However, many of the signs in Denham Springs... more »
  • $1.1M grant to increase safety at railroad crossings in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 17, 2016 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some big changes are coming to the railroad structure around Baton Rouge. The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $1.1 million grant to the state to implement new safety procedures along six miles of tracks in the city. The changes will affect the Kansas City Southern tracks from North... more »
  • Denham Springs gets grant money to replace old street signs Play Video

    December 29, 2015 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds of old, worn out street signs will be replaced soon in Denham Springs after the city received a $22,000 state grant. The reflective coating on street signs typically lasts between 8-10 years, but most signs in Denham Springs are 15-20 years old, according to Mayor Gerard... more »
  • Grant money would help Denham Springs Animal Shelter Play Video

    December 23, 2015 5:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A $50,000 grant would go a long way for repairs at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. City leaders plan to apply for the state grant in the coming weeks. Right now, the no-kill shelter relies heavily on donations and grants to get by each day. Every penny... more »
  • Walker leaders pushing for more sidewalks Play Video

    December 3, 2015 5:19 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in Walker are on a mission to have more sidewalks, and grant money from the state is making that a reality. Walker is already in phase three of its sidewalk project to create safer routes to and from schools. The third phase will cost $684,000 and will... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Department receives DWI, traffic enforcement grant

    November 23, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local police have been awarded an enforcement grant funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to further crack down on seatbelt, drunk driving and speeding violations in the Capital City. Enforcement operations in connection with the grant... more »
  • Tulane gets $6.7M to study lasting health effects of Katrina

    November 3, 2015 6:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Tulane University has received a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the lasting health, demographic and socio-economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina. The five-year grant will establish the Tulane Center for Studies on Displaced Populations. Tulane says the program's goal will be to gauge... more »
  • EPA releases report on Baton Rouge Bike Share program

    October 13, 2015 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a report to the city outlining the next steps involved in the creation of a Bike Share program for Baton Rouge. The EPA report includes resources and information on other successful Bike Share programs throughout the nation, and it... more »
  • LSU AgCenter gets $1.25M for project to improve rural health

    October 2, 2015 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU AgCenter and three partners have a two-year, $1.25 million federal grant for research and outreach to reduce obesity and chronic diseases in three rural Louisiana parishes: Madison, St. Helena and Tensas. AgCenter dietitian Denise Holston-West says those parishes have some of Louisiana's highest rates of poverty... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Scathing audit at BRCC shows glaring problems Play Video

    October 1, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The results of an audit conducted by out of state investigators is complete, and it shows glaring problems need to be fixed at Baton Rouge Community College. All of this stems from questionable credentials that were issued by BRCC involving a multi-million dollar federal grant that was... more »
  • Hungarian Settlement Museum renovation moving along Play Video

    September 21, 2015 5:43 PM

    ALBANY - The Hungarian Settlement Museum near Albany in Livingston Parish will get a large chunk of money to continue renovations of an old school building. Right now, Alex and Royanne Kropog's house stores some items that detail the history of the Hungarian Settlement between Springfield and Albany. The couple... more »
  • Too many people have applied for storm grant Play Video

    September 15, 2015 11:46 PM

    GONZALES - Grant administrators will have to sift through more applications than money as they assign awards through a storm relief program. There is about $200,000 available for people who had damage from Gustav and Ike. But, more people have applied than there is money to be awarded. ... more »
  • Grants to help Louisiana schools educate disabled students

    September 10, 2015 8:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Department of Education is seeking applications from school districts and charter schools seeking a share of $4 million in grants aimed at improving graduation rates for students with disabilities. In a Wednesday news release, the department says the federal money is available for districts and charter schools... more »
  • Ascension Parish gets state grant for 911 center

    July 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    GONZALES- With a $250,000 state grant, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office will update its emergency dispatch equipment, linking it to all of the state's emergency radio systems, in a 911 call center to be built next year. Louisiana Fire Marshal Butch Browning says the parish's proximity to the Gulf Coast... more »
  • Denham Springs seeks grants for proposed nature park

    July 15, 2015 9:47 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Denham Springs City Council has voted to seek $100,000 in federal grant money to help pay for a long-desired nature park on the Amite River. The grant request has been sent to the Federal Highway Administration's Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana and would be used to build... more »
  • Grant helps pave way for bigger Ascension 911 center

    July 13, 2015 11:27 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Monday that a new grant will help them build and equip a bigger 911 center for Ascension Parish. Wiley said the APSO and state Department of Public Safety have a cooperative endeavor agreement to buy upgrades for the 911 center which is scheduled... more »
  • Louisiana getting $1 million federal job-training grant

    June 18, 2015 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is getting $1 million in federal grant money to train residents needed as employees by specific industries. The federal money targets the Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe areas and will be administered by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Much of it is earmarked for apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training, on-the-job... more »
  • $3.5 million in federal funds given to 6 La. health centers

    May 6, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Six Louisiana health centers have been awarded $3.5 million in federal funds. The centers will use the funding from the Affordable Care Act to provide primary health care services in needy communities. Two community health centers in New Orleans and one in Clinton are among the six... more »
  • Airport steps up security and safety with grant Play Video

    January 23, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Metro Airport is taking safety and security to another level after receiving grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA awarded more than $7.3 million in federal and state funding to the airport to help improve the airport's operations and safety. The... more »
  • Denham Springs could overhaul street signs Play Video

    January 12, 2015 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs could get a grant to replace 1,500 street signs in dire need of improvement. That's if a $48,000 grant is approved through the state's local Governor's Assistance Program. City leaders say the reflective coating on street signs typically lasts around 8-10... more »
  • Tech Park gets $262K grant from Microsoft

    November 21, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Technology Park received a six-figure technology grant from Microsoft Friday, the largest software grant the incubator has received since it started operations in 2001. Spokesperson Jesse Hoggard said the $262,000 grant includes software and support for Tech Park programs, and will support video game... more »
  • IBM experts in town to solve traffic problems Play Video

    September 29, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems. It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... more »
  • Ascension Parish looking for ways to fund road project

    September 29, 2014 3:29 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez is looking for money for a four-lane alternate route from Lamar-Dixon Expo Center after the project failed to win a federal grant. The one-mile, $12 million road to Lamar-Dixon was not among the projects the U.S. Department of Transportation said earlier this month... more »
  • Livingston Parish fixes 7 bridges with grant money Play Video

    August 13, 2014 3:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish leaders found a way to replace seven worn wooden bridges without spending a dime of parish money. The parish got $4.6 million from a federal grant through the Louisiana Recovery Act. The bridges are scattered throughout the parish, but three are in the Haynes Settlement... more »

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