Thanakrit Gu | /

Louisiana is set to receive 55-million dollars in federal grant money to improve the reading and writing skills of struggling students. State department of education spokesperson Sydni Dunn says the state will receive 18.5 million dollars each year for the next three years and they already know how the money will be allocated

State Superintendent John White says only 36-percent of Louisiana children are able to read and write on grade level by fourth grade. Dunn says this grant will accelerate the learning of all students reading below grade level

Monday July 17th, at the West Monroe Library Branch, the Living Well Foundation will be holding interest meetings for its next grant cycle at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. These meeting will show local organizations what a Living Well grant can do and who is eligible to receive them.  

NELA Medical Clinics Receive Grants From HHS

Jul 6, 2017
Becky Houtman /

Three medical centers in north Louisiana will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

Primary Health Services Center in Monroe has received $2,318,475.

Winn Community Health Center in Winnfield has received $1,713,013.

Congressman Ralph Abraham says the grants will help the medical centers continue to provide health services to patients who use their facilities.

Distracted Driver Accidents /

ULM professor, Joe McGahan, and grad student Crystal Curry are working on a conference promoting "A More Cerebral and Compassionate Approach to Getting from Here to There".

This pilot study's goal is to encourage the community (and the world) to not just manually drive but to be intentional and deliberate. Safe Now is applying for a grant, and hoping to become a multi-year project.