15 Baton Rouge organizations receive community development grants

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Published: Jan. 29, 2019 at 4:15 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Nineteen grants were awarded to 15 local non-profits, supportive service organizations and community developers from the City-Parish’s federal Community Planning and Development dollars, according to a release from Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s office.

About $7.3 million was distributed to organizations that help low and moderate-income residents with shelter, basic needs, housing rehabilitation, employment skills and other supportive services.

The following community organizations are receiving grants the year:

Community Development Block Grant

A total of $3.1 million that provides for community development resources for a wide variety of community needs.

  • Interfaith  Federation of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. 
  • Mary  Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Mid-City  Redevelopment Alliance
  • SBP  Rebuild Baton Rouge
  • St.  Vincent de Paul 
  • The Walls Project
  • Urban  Restoration Enhancement Corporation 

Emergency Solutions Grant

A total of $256,333 that provides for homelessness prevention and shelter needs.

  • Capital Area Alliance for Homeless 
  • Catholic  Charities 
  • St.  Vincent de Paul
  • Volunteers of America, Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. 

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Grant

A total of $2.5 million that provides local communities and non-profit organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

  • East Baton Rouge Division of Human Development Services
  • Metro Health
  • START  Corporation
  • Volunteers of America of Greater Baton Rouge

The City-Parish receives this funding every year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Organizations were selected through a competitive process that involved a committee of volunteers and independent contractors, who helped score the applications and mades recommendations on funding.

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