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  • 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 »
  • SELU teams up with St. Charles Parish

    June 23, 2014 3:53 AM

    HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University's department of teaching and learning has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Education to partner with the St. Charles Parish public school system to redesign teacher preparation programs. The effort is intended to give teacher candidates more classroom time by matching... more »
  • LHC awarded grant for housing services

    May 26, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a grant of almost $480,000 to the Louisiana Housing Corporation of Baton Rouge to help families and individuals with housing needs and to prevent foreclosures. The state-chartered housing organization provides financial management, budget and pre-purchase counseling as... more »
  • Captial One awards non-profit organizations

    May 21, 2014 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital One is set to award five non-profit organizations with a combined $750,000. It's part of the Investing of Good Awards. Each organization will receive a $150,000 grant over a two-year period. The deadline to apply is Thursday at 5:00 p.m. You can apply and... more »
  • New Roads receives playground grant

    April 28, 2014 4:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - The city of New Roads announced Monday that they received a $15,000 grant to build a new playground, and asked for the public's help with the construction. The grant, part of a nationwide project called "Let's Play", will cover the costs of playground equipment for the... more »
  • $3 million grant awarded to St. Bernard Project

    April 24, 2014 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Z Zurich Foundation is giving a $3 million grant to St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable way. The grant is a three-year commitment to create a Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab that will share... more »
  • Baton Rouge awarded IBM grant

    March 25, 2014 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is one of four U.S. cities or counties to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant for 2014. The grant program sends teams of IBM experts to provide consulting expertise for select cities and regions around the country and world. An IBM team... more »
  • LA's unspent hurricane recovery money

    January 2, 2014 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has yet to spend $1.5 billion of federal disaster recovery aid provided by Congress after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike ravaged the state in 2005 and 2008. The flexible block grant rebuilding and strengthening money remains set aside for infrastructure repairs, home rebuilding, school reconstruction... more »
  • Police find drugs and frozen alligator

    October 31, 2013 11:32 AM

    COLFAX - A search warrant led deputies in Grant Parish to find crystal meth and a frozen alligator. The Town Talk of Alexandria reported that deputies found an alligator that had been illegally killed. The alligator was stored in a freezer at the home where two men were arrested... more »
  • Grant helps Zachary enforce safe driving

    October 24, 2013 5:07 PM

    ZACHARY - The Zachary Police Department received $39, 000 in grant money to crack down on unsafe drivers. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission provided the grant to the police department. Police Chief David McDavid said the money will pay for patrols specifically watching for impaired drivers, speeders, and... more »
  • St. John to spend federal money on housing repairs

    October 22, 2013 7:39 AM

    LAPLACE - Officials in St. John the Baptist Parish want to use $32.6 million in federal grant money largely to repair homes damaged by last year's Hurricane Isaac, help with rehabilitating affordable housing units and assist low-and-moderate-income home buyers. Another large chunk of the money would go toward repairs... more »
  • Jennings hopes to get grant for roadways

    October 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    JENNINGS- The City Council will seek up to $600,000 in Community Development Block Grant money from the state to pay for a proposed street overlay project. City Clerk Barbara Lantz tells The American Press that Jennings is eligible to receive up to $600,000 for the project. Any grant money awarded... more »
  • BRPD gets grant for safety efforts

    October 11, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has received a grant from the state Highway Safety Commission that will be used to fund 16,000 hours of man power to enforce impaired driving, seat belt use, speeding and underage drinking. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely says the program aims to reduce alcohol-related... more »
  • State won't apply for $44M federal education grant

    September 27, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana won't apply for $44 million in federal grant money available to the state for early childhood education programs. Superintendent of Education John White made the decision and notified Chas Roemer, who is the president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Several groups urged White to... more »
  • $1M federal grant to build on BRAVE

    September 23, 2013 2:28 PM

    Baton Rouge- A one million dollar federal grant has been awarded to East Baton Rouge Parish to build on the BRAVE effort. Mayor-President Kip Holden made the announcement Monday morning. The grant will help the efforts of BRAVE by creating a plan to address crime issues in the... more »
  • Grant to expand BRAVE program comes through

    September 19, 2013 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden announced today that a $1 million federal grant was awarded recently to the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Program, or BRAVE. Holden said the grant would help the crime-fighting program expand from the 70805 ZIP code into the 70802 area of the city,... more »
  • City-parish readying more volunteer grant money Play Video

    September 13, 2013 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of dollars in grant money will be up for grabs soon for volunteer groups who want to help make Baton Rouge a greener, greater, and safer place to live. The city of Baton Rouge received $50,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies to award to volunteer groups who... more »
  • Dwindling BP grant money a tourism concern

    August 27, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said today that even after a record-setting year for Louisiana tourism, the budget is still a concern. Dardenne said 26.3 million people visited the state in 2012, generating $665 million in tax revenue. He said the concern is over the dwindling grant... more »
  • Grant funds lab program at UNO

    May 12, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $315,000 grant to the University of New Orleans to help support the school's summer undergraduate research program for three years. The program is heavily focused on exposing minority students to scientific research. The program is operated by UNO's department of... more »
  • ExxonMobil grant to aid Baton Rouge education

    April 5, 2013 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- ExxonMobil has announced a new $450,000 grant focusing on improving science instruction in schools across north Baton Rouge. Representatives made the announcement Friday at the library of Scotlandville High School The money will be divided among three organizations over three years: $75,000 will go each year to... more »
  • Landrieu, Vitter: $1.4M grant for Port Fourchon

    March 29, 2013 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's two U.S. senators say the Greater Lafourche Port Commission is getting a $1.4 million grant to elevate and improve the drainage of a road at Port Fourchon, which serves as the hub for much of the offshore energy activity and production in the Gulf of Mexico.... more »
  • Cold case grant leads to murder arrest Play Video

    March 26, 2013 4:09 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish said DNA evidence from the rape and murder of Jeannie Lavigne helped them make an arrest 23 years after the crime was committed. Detectives arrested Kenneth Lavigne, the nephew of the victim's ex-husband, in suspicion of aggravated rape and first-degree murder. Ryan... more »
  • State to use $5M to turn around failing schools

    March 14, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Superintendent John White says the state will use $5 million in federal professional development funds to train educators interested in turning around failing district-run schools. The "Believe and Succeed" grants cover a year of advanced training for the new school leaders. White announced the initiative in... more »
  • $1.1 million in grant funding for Isaac recovery efforts

    March 11, 2013 11:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Louisiana received a federal grant to help continue cleanup and recovery efforts across the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1,119,339 National Emergency Grant increment was to be released. "Louisiana continues to need assistance to recover from... more »
  • Shelter planning changes, grant for adoption efforts

    February 27, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The newest director of the animal shelter promises changes are being made at the controversial facility. "We've made a lot of headway with our system," Beth Brewster said. Brewster has been leading the shelter for about six weeks. One new effort is a dog rescue... more »
  • $1.5 million grant coming to help BRAVE area Play Video

    February 27, 2013 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge received more than a million dollars in federal grant money to help fight crime with the BRAVE program. About $200,000 of the $1.49 million grant will go to the Healing Place Church Dreamcenter. It's located in the 70805 zip code, which is... more »
  • Plaquemines gets Isaac FEMA grant to fix road

    February 4, 2013 2:23 PM

    POINTE A LA HACHE - Plaquemines Parish will receive nearly $1.3 million from the federal government to help fix roads damaged by Hurricane Isaac. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday the $1,280,209 grant, is part of the $195.5 million in total public assistance recovery dollars approved for the state... more »

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