The Administration Bureau provides support services, including fiscal, budget management, planning and program development, grant writing, program monitoring and other technical and administrative functions in support of the department’s mission. The Bureau administered various local, state, and federal grants which include the following:
•Federal and State Emergency Solutions Grant (F/S ESG)
•Federal Emergency Solutions Grant – CARES Act (ESG-CV)
•Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
•Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act (CDBG-CV)
•HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
•HOME Investment Partnerships Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)
•Special Program Funding (SPF)
•Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)
PUBLIC SERVICE INITIATIVES
Under CDBG entitlement funds, the Bureau awards funds for a wide range of public service activities which include but are not limited to youth education programs, quality of life initiatives, elderly supportive services, programs to address food insecurity, cultural enrichment programs and professional one on one financial counseling to City residents.
HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION EFFORTS
The Bureau utilizeS State and Federal Emergency Solutions Grant funding to support non-profit organizations to aid with homelessness prevention activities, rapid-rehousing, shelter operations, street outreach and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
In addition, the division provided funding to the Safe Haven public facility project which will provide increased sheltering availability for unhoused individuals and street homeless.
NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Utlilizing monies appropriated annually by the City Council for the City of Shreveport, monies are used to provide funding for neighborhood organizations through the Neighborhood Investment Program, affectionaly known as "NIP". This program offers small grants to neighborhood-based organizations to implement physical projects that improve the quality of life and aesthetics in their neighborhoods.