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  1. Application Process Set to Open for Summer Internship Program

    The Future Leaders of Shreveport Summer Internship Program launched two years ago by Mayor Adrian Perkins will open its application intake process on Monday, April 12.
    “After a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, I am excited to get this program... Additional Info...
  2. Mayor Perkins Accepts Challenge for My Brother’s Keeper

    Mayor Adrian Perkins accepted the call to action that was originally made by President Barack Obama for communities to enact sustainable change through policy and partnerships with the My Brother’s Keeper initiative... Additional Info...
  3. Port City Fest kicks off big game weekend

    The City of Shreveport is hosting Grambling State University and Southern University on April 17 for a legendary football matchup at Independence Stadium. This is the first time in decades both schools have faced off in Shreveport.
    To gear up for... Additional Info...
  1. FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-related Deaths

    In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy... Additional Info...
  2. Residential fire in 2800 block of Anna Street

    The Shreveport Fire Department was dispatched at 11:39AM this evening to the 2800 block of Anna Street to a reported residential fire. Fire Engine 4 was the first unit on scene at 11:43AM and reported a single story wood frame home with heavy flames... Additional Info...
  3. Paint Your Heart Out 2021 Accepting Applications

    Shreveport, LA— The City of Shreveport is now accepting applications for Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport (PYHOS) 2021. The deadline is March 31st. The event was canceled for volunteers in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 40 homes were... Additional Info...
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City of Shreveport


2021 Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

BJA FY 21 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Research Partner

The City of Shreveport will submit an application to the Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI), formerly the Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program. BCJI focus on enforcement efforts in neighborhoods where significant crime or crime hotspots exists. Solutions are developed based on data-driven, comprehensive, and community-oriented strategies to reduce crime in neighborhoods of serious and violent crime. 

The city is requesting Statement of Qualifications from higher education institution who have extensive experience with research that involves the collection and analysis of data related to crime and community-based issues. The Respondent must develop a wide range of crime prevention and intervention strategies to address the conditions, including physical conditions, which contribute to crime in these areas. This includes programs aimed at developing or improving relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, including through community outreach and listening sessions, and supporting nonprofit organizations that focus on improving stressed relationships between law enforcement officers and communities.

To view SOQ, click here.

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City of Shreveport



The City of Shreveport will submit the following Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 30, 2021.  This report was prepared outlining specific activities under-taken and accomplishments achieved with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds for the period January 01, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  

To view 2020 CAPER Report, click here.

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City of Shreveport 

Department of Community Development


Project Manager for Community Development Special Programs


Deadline to apply:  Friday, March 19, 2021, by 4:30 pm

The City of Shreveport’s Department of Community Development has been awarded special programming funds. These funds will be a critical tool to support the redevelopment of neighborhoods and provide tremendous redevelopment opportunities. This could include marketing, managing, planning, outreach and implementation.

The respondent to this Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will assist in developing and managing various projects associated with the aforementioned funds. These projects include, but are not limited to, physical, community and economic development activities that enhance and accelerate the transformation of the neighborhoods. The timeframe for completion of these projects are one (1) year from the start date or sooner. The successful respondent will be responsible for managing all activities and coordination with the special programs. This position has considerable interface with the city departments and other local partners.

To view job description, click here.

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   Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

   Public Service Activities   CFDA Number: 14.218

   Submission Deadline Extended to March 29, 2021 

This LOI announces the availability of funding under CDBG-COVID-19 to community-based, not-for-profit organizations that implement programs and/or projects addressing designated non-housing services for COVID-19 related activities.  Services are limited to the City of Shreveport.

The city of Shreveport receives annual entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which includes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (COVID-19). The CARES Act made available $1,369,767 to the City of Shreveport under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV).   Approximately $700,000 will be available for funding. These funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).    

The City will only consider funding projects, which are consistent with the 2019 Annual Action Plan as amended to address COVID-19 under the CDBG Public Service category. Allocation of the CDBG funds will be based on the priorities and goals established in the FY 2019 Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The substantial amendment is located on the City’s website at www.shreveportla.gov.

To view REVISED LOI, click here. Submission Deadline extended to March 29, 2021, at 4:30 pm.

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 Submission Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021, at 5:00 pm

The City of Shreveport, Department of Community Development (DCD), and the Shreveport Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB 71) is Requesting For Proposals (RFP) from qualified organizations that are interested in providing year-round services to eligible youth in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, which hereby supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the State of Louisiana Interpretations, the LWDB plans and policies, and in accordance with the Local Workforce Development Area 71 (LWDA 71) requirements.

A Pre-Bidders Orientation will initiate via a Zoom meeting Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.CST.  Bidders must contact Penny Butler by noon March 9, 2021 to be added to the teleconference with name of individual(s) that will be in attendance and an email and phone number for a contact with that agency that will be in attendance via Zoom to the orientation.   Login information will be made available on our website: https://www.shreveportla.gov after 2:00 pm March 9, 2021

To view RFP, click here.

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City of Shreveport - Public Notice

Substantial Amend FY 2019 Annual Action

The City of Shreveport receives annual entitlement funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. A five-year Consolidated Strategy Plan must be developed before funds are released to the local jurisdiction. The jurisdiction must develop an Action Plan describing how the funds will be used each year. Any substantial changes in funding, goals or activities require a substantial amendment to the Consolidated Strategy Plan as set forth in 24 CFR Part 91.

Citizens can review and provide comments on the draft substantial amendments to the FY2019 Annual Action Plan beginning, Friday, February 26, 2021 through Thursday, March 4, 2021 at www.shreveportla.gov, under the Department of Community Development.

To view amendment, click here.

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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Submission Deadline - January 29, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

This NOFA announces the opening of competition for the FY 2021 proposed U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds administered by the City of Shreveport.  Only organizations, with a 501 (C) (3) status, and a minimum of one year experience providing one of the eligible activities, are eligible to apply.  Only applicants who are members of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) will be considered.  Funding available under the Emergency Solutions Grants Program can be utilized for the following activities: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and home management information system (HMIS).  

To qualify for funding participation, projects/organizations are required to be a participant in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  Participants must provide matching funds (including in-kind contributions) equal to the amount allowed.  Funding available for this NOFA is $151,420.65 $90,852.39 (emergency shelter and street outreach activities) and $60,568.26 (homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing activities).  

To view RFP, click here.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Public Facilities Activities/Capital Projects

CFDA Number: 14.128

Submission Deadline - January 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

The City of Shreveport (“City”), through its Department of Community Development, is currently accepting public facility proposals for funding consideration under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for eligible governmental and nonprofit entities. These funds are allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program is authorized by the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974.   Regulations governing this program can be found at 24 CFR 570.

The city has approximately $320,620 available for projects under this NOFA.  Acquisition and improvements of public facilities that promote a public benefit, such as homeless shelters, workforce development centers, healthcare facilities, historic preservation properties,  and other facilities that have significant public benefit will be considered for funding.  Projects selected under this NOFA will begin on February 1, 2021.  

To view RFP, click here.

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Region 7 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

PY 2020-2024 Regional/Local Plan

The City of Shreveport Workforce Development Board (WDB) announces the DRAFT COPY of its Region 7 Regional/Local Plan for Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The plan is available for review and public comments for a period of 30 days beginning October 2, 2020 and concluding on November 2, 2020.  The purpose of this Plan is to provide details on how services will be delivered to job seekers and business customers for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024.

The Plan may be reviewed online on the City of Shreveport’s website, click link here.

Please send written comments to herman.vital@shreveportla.gov or by mail to: City of Shreveport, Community Development, Herman Vital, Director of Workforce Development, P. O. Box 31109, Shreveport, LA. 71130-1109. Comments are encouraged, especially from representatives from businesses, labor organizations, and community-based organizations.

WIOA is an equal opportunity employer/program.   Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  For additional information on WIOA’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policy contact (318) 673-5900 or TDD 1-(800)-846-5277

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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
Special Housing Development Program (SHDP)

The HOME Program is administered by the Department of Community Development. Community Development staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to provide technical assistance in the development of a viable proposal by explaining the NOFA criteria and HOME rules. Projects that fail to meet the application guidelines will NOT BE considered for funding.

Before an applicant can apply for a new HOME award, any other HOME funds that the applicant has received from Community Development must be 65% expended. An application must score at least 75 points to be included for funding.

Click here to view RFP Proposal.

2020 Annual Action Plan - Public Engagement and Comment

2020 Annual Action Plan_Banner To view 2020 Annual Action Plan, click here.        

 Comment Period:  June 10-25, 2020                                                                                                                                                               To take survey, click link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SXL7YJ 

2019 - 2023 Consolidated Plan

To review 2019 - 2023 Consolidated Plan, click here.