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  1. Communications Director set to move to Louisiana Democratic Party

    City of Shreveport Communications Director Benjamin Riggs has accepted the Director of Communications position for the Louisiana Democratic Party. He notified Mayor Adrian Perkins of his decision on January 6, 2021. Additional Info...
  2. Tickets for the 47th Annual Bayou Classic on sale today

    In October, it was announced that the 47th Annual Bayou Classic would be temporarily moved to Shreveport, La. and played Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Independence Stadium. This announcement came after a decision of the SWAC... Additional Info...
  3. Line of duty death of Firefighter/Advanced-EMT Leonard Coney

    Firefighter Leonard Coney was exposed to Covid-19 during his tour of duty, and ultimately succumbed to complications of Covid-19 the morning of Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Firefighter Coney has been a member of the SFD since August 2007... Additional Info...
  1. City of Shreveport will not issue permits for Parades due to COVID-19 health risks

    The City of Shreveport has decided against issuing permits for first-quarter parades, including Mardi Gras, due to the acute public health risks associated with large gatherings and restrictions issued by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards limiting... Read on...
  2. Shreveport-Bossier Community Assistance Resource Guide - Released

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NOFA_311X162pxCity of Shreveport - Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Submission Deadline - January 29, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

This NOFA announces the opening of competition for the FY 2021 proposed U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds administered by the City of Shreveport.  Only organizations, with a 501 (C) (3) status, and a minimum of one year experience providing one of the eligible activities, are eligible to apply.  Only applicants who are members of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) will be considered.  Funding available under the Emergency Solutions Grants Program can be utilized for the following activities: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and home management information system (HMIS).  

To qualify for funding participation, projects/organizations are required to be a participant in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  Participants must provide matching funds (including in-kind contributions) equal to the amount allowed.  Funding available for this NOFA is $151,420.65 $90,852.39 (emergency shelter and street outreach activities) and $60,568.26 (homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing activities).  

To view RFP, click here.

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Zoom link for Federal ESG Informational Meeting on January 21, 2021, at 11:00 am, click here.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Public Facilities Activities/Capital Projects

                                                                CFDA Number: 14.128

Submission Deadline - January 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

The City of Shreveport (“City”), through its Department of Community Development, is currently accepting public facility proposals for funding consideration under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for eligible governmental and nonprofit entities. These funds are allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program is authorized by the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974.   Regulations governing this program can be found at 24 CFR 570.

The city has approximately $320,620 available for projects under this NOFA.  Acquisition and improvements of public facilities that promote a public benefit, such as homeless shelters, workforce development centers, healthcare facilities, historic preservation properties,  and other facilities that have significant public benefit will be considered for funding.  Projects selected under this NOFA will begin on February 1, 2021.  

To view RFP, click here.

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Region 7 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

PY 2020-2024 Regional/Local Plan

The City of Shreveport Workforce Development Board (WDB) announces the DRAFT COPY of its Region 7 Regional/Local Plan for Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The plan is available for review and public comments for a period of 30 days beginning October 2, 2020 and concluding on November 2, 2020.  The purpose of this Plan is to provide details on how services will be delivered to job seekers and business customers for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024.

The Plan may be reviewed online on the City of Shreveport’s website, click link here.

Please send written comments to herman.vital@shreveportla.gov or by mail to: City of Shreveport, Community Development, Herman Vital, Director of Workforce Development, P. O. Box 31109, Shreveport, LA. 71130-1109. Comments are encouraged, especially from representatives from businesses, labor organizations, and community-based organizations.

WIOA is an equal opportunity employer/program.   Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  For additional information on WIOA’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policy contact (318) 673-5900 or TDD 1-(800)-846-5277

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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
Special Housing Development Program (SHDP)

The HOME Program is administered by the Department of Community Development. Community Development staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to provide technical assistance in the development of a viable proposal by explaining the NOFA criteria and HOME rules. Projects that fail to meet the application guidelines will NOT BE considered for funding.

Before an applicant can apply for a new HOME award, any other HOME funds that the applicant has received from Community Development must be 65% expended. An application must score at least 75 points to be included for funding.

Click here to view RFP Proposal.

2020 Annual Action Plan - Public Engagement and Comment

2020 Annual Action Plan_Banner To view 2020 Annual Action Plan, click here.        

 Comment Period:  June 10-25, 2020                                                                                                                                                               To take survey, click link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SXL7YJ 

2019 - 2023 Consolidated Plan

To review 2019 - 2023 Consolidated Plan, click here.