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What is the LaJET Program?
LaJET is the Louisiana Job Employment and Training program which provide employment and training services to Caddo Parish Food Stamp Recipients who are Mandatory Work Registrants.

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1. What Services do you Provide for the Jobseeker?
2. What Services do you Provide for the Employer?
3. What is the LaJET Program?
4. What happens if a client does not comply with the LaJET Program?
5. How long does a Client have to participate in the LaJET Program?
6. What must I do if I lose my benefits because I did not comply with the LaJET Program?
7. Who should I contact if I have a complaint about program activities or staff?
8. What is WIA?
9. Do you have training programs?
10. How do I qualify for training programs?
11. What is the Application Process?
12. What type of financial assistance is available through Community Development?
13. What is the maximum loan amount one can apply for?
14. Do I have to put my own money into the business or project?
15. Is there an EDI application?
16. What types of business will the city NOT fund?
17. Do I have to live in Shreveport to qualify for loan?
18. Can I get a loan to combine all my bills?
19. What is required of me if I take out a loan with the city?
20. What will my monthly payment be on my loan?
21. What is the interest rate for the business loans?
22. Can anyone apply for the Economic Development Initiative loan?
23. If my bank will not fund 100% of my project, can I still apply for EDI funding?
24. Can I apply for EDI funding if I have filed bankruptcy?
25. I know I have to prepare a business plan, but I do not know where to begin. Where can I get business plan assistance?
26. What kind of collateral is accepted for the EDI loan?
27. What is working capital?
28. Who makes the final decision of approval for the EDI loans?
29. How often does the Loan Review Committee meet?
30. If I wanted to make the Loan Committee meeting, what is the deadline to have all my information in to the Business Loan Coordinator?
31. Is it possible for the business loan applicant to make a presentation to the Loan Review Committee during the meeting?
32. What is the approximate turn-around time one the loan has been approved?
33. Is the city’s criteria to evaluate the business loan application similar to banking standards?

City of Shreveport, Louisiana