- Job Training
- Needy Family Distribution Program
- Emergency Food Assistance Program
- Emergency Rent Assistance
- Emergency Fire Assistance
- Medicaid Application Assistance
- Weatherization Program
- Section 8 Rental Assistance Program
The function of the Job Training Partnership Program (JPTA) is carried out through a multi-jurisdictional agreement consisting of:
- East and West Feliciana Parish Police Jury
- Iberville Parish Council
- Livingston Parish Council
- Pointe Coupee Police Jury
- St. Helena Police Jury
- Tangipahoa Parish Council
- Washington Parish Police Jury
- West Baton Rouge Parish Council
About the Program
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 is provided through Rory Hayden, Director at Tangipahoa Parish School System through the Job Training Program, which is located at:
1745 SW Railroad Avenue
Hammond, LA 70403
Commonly referred to as the Commodity Program and the distributor of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) donated food which help recipients maintain nutritionally balanced meals and help stretch food dollars.
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.
Food vouchers are issued to recipients to assist with food needs.
Rental payments are made directly to landlords to assist recipient with their emergency shelter needs not to exceed $300 per household.
Recipients will be lodged in local motel for 3 days, meals will be provided through motel restaurant not to exceed $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.
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 is provided through the Community Action Office, which is located at:
883 7th Street
Port Allen, LA 70767
Attention: Community Action
P.O. Box 757
Port Allen, LA 70767
Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to Noon
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.
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 the Bossier City Community Action, which can be reached by phone at 800-624-9692.