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Job Training
The function of the Job Training Partnership Program is carried out through a multi-jurisdictional agreement consisting of West Baton Rouge Parish Council, East and West Feliciana Parish Police Jury, Iberville Parish Council, Livingston Parish Council, Pointe Coupee Police Jury, St. Helena Police Jury, Tangipahoa Parish Council and Washington Parish Police Jury.

The purpose of the JTPA program is to increase the employability of economically disadvantaged adults and youths through the development of good work habits and basic work skills.

Assistance provided through:
Rory Hayden, Director
Tangipahoa Parish School System
Job Training Program
1745 Southwest Railroad Ave. Suite 201
Hammond, LA 70403
PH. 504.345.3134
FAX: 504.542.8535

Needy Family Distribution Program:
Commonly referred to as the Commodity Program and the distributor of USDA donated food which help recipients maintain nutritionally balanced meals and help stretch food dollars. reply now
The primary goal of LIHEAP is to assist low-income households in meeting the burden of high home heating and cooling expenses by making payment to energy companies on behalf of eligible households. Assistance can be given once a year per family.

Emergency Food Assistance Program:
Food vouchers are issued to recipients to assist with food needs.

Emergency Rent Assistance:
Rental payments are made directly to landlords to assist recipient with their emergency shelter needs not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) per household.

Emergency Fire Assistance:
Recipients will be lodged in local motel for 3 days, meals will be provided through motel restaurant not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) per household. Recipient households applying for emergency assistance must show an increase in expenses or a reduction in income. The increase in expenses or reduction in income must be for conditions beyond the applicants control.

Medicaid Application Assistance:
Assistance is provided to individuals who need help filling out medicaid applications.

Funding source for these programs through the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG).

Assistance provided through:

Community Action Office
883 7th Street, Suite E
Port Allen, LA 70767
Office: (225) 381-9931
Fax: (225) 381-9921

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Mailing Address
Attention: Community Action
PO Box 757
Port Allen, LA 70767

Weatherization Program
The primary role of the weatherization program is to improve the comfort level and reduce energy costs of low-income families through making minor repairs to the home by reducing air infiltration and heat loss.

Section 8 Rental Assistance Program
The Section 8 rental assistance program is designed to give assistance to very low income families, providing them the opportunity to live in decent, safe and sanitary housing at an affordable cost. Participants pay a percentage of their adjusted monthly income towards the rent, and the program pays the balance to the property owner.

Assistance provided through:

Bossier City Community Action


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