The Southern University System recently received a $42,500 grant from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide technical business
training in rural communities throughout the state. The U.S. Department
of Agriculture awarded $212,500 in grants to support workforce training
The North Delta Regional Planning and Development
District, servicing Morehouse and East Carroll parishes, received an
$85,000 grant to start the "Connect Northeast Lousiana Project."
Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development also
received an $85,000 grant to expand entrepreneurial development programs
and create the Louisiana "BizAccelerator” Network, which includes
training services for small private businesses.
The awards were announced in release by U.S. Senator David Vitter.