News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Applications Open for Local Disbursement of CARES Act Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 29, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in conjunction with Build Baton Rouge, is seeking applications from area community and non-profit organizations for $3.2 million in federal funding provided to the City-Parish through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding is available to organizations for programs and projects that prevent, prepare for and respond to the effects of the coronavirus.

“Congress moved quickly to obligate these funds to local governments, so we are moving expeditiously to get them into action so they can benefit our community,” said Mayor Broome. “It is my intention these dollars be utilized to address the most pressing needs in our community, in a COVID-19 environment.”

The notice consists of $1,932,038 of federal community development block grant funds; $955,859 in emergency solutions grant funds; and $370,057 in funding for housing opportunities for persons with AIDS. Proposals from community organizations can include programs for activities such as: job loss prevention, increased health care services, rental and mortgage assistance, homelessness prevention assistance, and others.

The City-Parish is seeking proposals by Monday, May 11, 2020, on programs and projects that utilize the funding. The notice and associated application package is posted on the City-Parish website at www.brla.gov/1509/Announcements, and is also available on the Build Baton Rouge website, at www.buildbatonrouge.org.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Mayor Broome Announces Citizen Data Academy

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geaux Get Healthy Launches Year Three

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Stormwater Master Plan Virtual Open House

Posted on: September 2, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Tropical Weather Trending

Posted on: July 23, 2020

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017