Louisiana

Lafayette NAACP pushes back against LCG requests for rec center proposals

The Lafayette Parish NAACP is pushing back against the recent request for proposals sent out by the Guillory administration. In a release, the NAACP unit #6060 is recommending all churches, organizations, non-profits and community-based organization not turn in a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) to operate parks on the Northside of Lafayette. “By turning in ...

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LCG sends out request for proposals for private entities to run rec centers

LAFAYETTE, La. — Lafayette Consolidated Government sent out a request for proposals today that could effectively privatize four north side Lafayette rec centers being closed for budgetary reasons. The document, which can be found in its entirety below, is asking for proposals to operate and maintain the Domingue Recreation Center, George Bowles Activity Center, Heymann Park Recreation Center and J. ...

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Letter to editor on New Orleans’ COVID-19 feeding initiative

The City of New Orleans, on June 1, released a Request for Proposals for a city-wide feeding program, “COVID-19 Mass Feeding Initiative.” The stated goals of the RFP are utilizing local restaurants, commercial kitchens, and their employees while providing nutritious meals to our fellow citizens who have contracted COVID and are out-of-work, families with children, senior citizens, and adults who ...

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CITY OF NEW ORLEANS ANNOUNCES MASS FEEDING PROGRAM

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans has announced the mobilization of the Mass Feeding Program, a cost-sharing collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency totaling $18 million to fulfill a basic human need as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This first-of-its-kind program will provide meals to a range of vulnerable residents, including high-risk health adults, ...

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SWEPCO gets Louisiana’s nod for 810 MW wind buy, plans 200-MW solar RfP

The Trent Mesa wind farm in Texas. Photo: Business Wire. The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) has approved Southwestern Electric Power Co’s (SWEPCO’s) plan to buy into a 1,485-MW wind project portfolio in Oklahoma that will supply electricity to the utility’s clients in several states. The subsidiary of utility American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) wants to acquire 54.5% stakes ...

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Grants available for community organizations who are helping

Louisiana Healthcare Connections announced today a new grant program focused on supporting community-based organizations in addressing the social and healthcare needs of families and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Recovery Grants Program is a new addition to the health plan’s Community Health Grants program, which has awarded more than $150,000 to organizations statewide since its launch in 2018. The ...

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