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The University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

Louisiana had the sixth highest rate of obesity and the fourth highest rate of diabetes in the United States in 2017. Researchers at ULM hope to use this funding to improve therapies for treating obesity and diabetes, which will lead to a healthier Louisiana.

WEST MONROE – The City of West Monroe has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to upgrade infrastructure at the West Monroe Commercial Park near the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center.

The City of West Monroe will match the DRA grant with funds to install pipes that will improve drainage, eliminate erosion and enhance development at the West Monroe Commercial Park as well as the city-owned property along Interstate 20 known as Pointe West.

ULM Gets Nearly $275K For Mobile Weather Lab

Aug 25, 2018
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The University of Louisiana Monroe received a $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

The National Science Foundation awarded the Major Research Instrumentation award to ULM so that the university can by a compact, portable Doppler Wind Lidar system. This equipment uses lasers to study atmospheric characteristics such as wind, turbulence and aerosols. It will allow ULM to better research storms and air quality to improve public safety and human health.

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The Living Well Foundation is seeking applications for the annual grant cycle. Non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and state colleges or universities in the 8-parish service area can apply online for an opportunity to receive grant money.

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Richland Parish Congressman Ralph Abraham has introduced a bill to allow rural communities direct access to more than two-billion-dollars in FAST ACT grant funding.  The money can be used to build better highways, bridges and utilities including broadband internet.  Abraham says the money is available for these projects but current FAST ACT dollars are not making it to rural Louisiana.

 

Grants Awarded To 2016 Flood Victims

Nov 22, 2017
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The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has offered grant awards for nearly 31-hundred homeowners affected by the floods in 2016, totaling nearly 92-million dollars. Office of Community Development Executive Director Pat Forbes says these funds are helping people rebuild their homes and many of the homeowners are reimbursed for work already done.