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June 10, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Together New Orleans Launches 11th Community Lighthouse in New Orleans to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Together New Orleans, a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations, today installed solar panels at the Christian Unity Baptist Church (1700 Conti St.), marking the near completion of the organization’s 11th Community Lighthouse in New Orleans and the sixth location utilizing funds from the City of New Orleans. This installation comes at the start of hurricane season, which weather forecasters predict could be the most active season in the Atlantic on record. 

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May 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Recipients of $1.14 Million in ARPA Funding for Homeless Shelter Support

The City of New Orleans today announced the organizations selected through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by the Office of Homeless Services and Strategies (OHSS) for projects that provide assistance to individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Orleans Parish. A total of $1.14 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is being dispersed to seven different recipients.

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April 12, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Office of Workforce Development Announces ARPA-Funded Leonard Merriman III Youth Pilot Scholarship Applications Open April 17

The Office of Workforce Development has partnered with the Tuskegee Airmen Flight School to offer scholarships to 20 high school seniors from Orleans Parish. The New Orleans Flight School is an aviation training program sponsored by the Tuskegee Airmen that promotes career opportunities for underrepresented youth in Orleans Parish.  

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April 9, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

UPDATED: City of New Orleans Reminds Residents of Monthly ARPA Information Sessions

Please note, due to anticipated severe weather on Wednesday, April 10, tomorrow's ARPA Information Session to be held at the Robert E. Smith Library has been cancelled. Citizens may still attend the meeting on April 11 at Nora Navra Library.  

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April 8, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Updated: City of New Orleans Reminds Residents of Monthly ARPA Information Sessions

Please note the meeting on Thursday, April 11 has been moved to Nora Navra Library (1902 St. Bernard Ave.) Meeting Room.

NEW ORLEANS — On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package is designed to directly combat the COVID 19- pandemic and its impacts to states and municipalities. The City of New Orleans received $388 million in ARPA funds and as of February 2024, $245 million has been spent and another $48.5 million has been obligated, representing 76 percent of the City’s total appropriation.  

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March 25, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Reminds Residents of American Rescue Plan Act Information Sessions Starting Tonight, March 25

Residents are reminded that the ARPA Implementation Team will begin holding monthly ARPA Information Sessions at libraries throughout New Orleans, starting tonight, March 25. The information sessions will be an opportunity to share updates on ARPA funded projects, share upcoming funding opportunities, answer questions from stakeholders and connect New Orleanians with agencies who have received ARPA funds. Details on the information sessions are included below.  

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March 8, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans ARPA Implementation Manager Andrew Sensi Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Andrew Sensi, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Project Manager of New Orleans, LA, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Federal Advocacy Committee. Mr. Sensi was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on sustainability, climate change, community resilience, water infrastructure, solid waste management and more. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.   

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March 8, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans ARPA Implementation Director Trish Diamond, PhD Appointed to Serve on National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee

The City of New Orleans American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Implementation Director Dr. Trish Diamond has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee Federal Advocacy Committee. Dr. Diamond was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on transportation and infrastructure. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.   

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March 8, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans ARPA Implementation Director Trish Diamond, PhD Appointed to Lead National League of Cities Council

The City of New Orleans American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Implementation Director Dr. Trish Diamond has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Large Cities Council. Dr Diamond was appointed a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials from similar communities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA. 

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