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Community Initiated Project Grant Application Period Now Open

The Community Initiated Project grants builds upon ideas and dedication in the core of our Evangeline Corridor neighborhoods by providing funds to organizations for certain community based projects. Projects submitted through the grant program should be ones that contribute to place making, community pride, cultural history, or recreation. Grants through this program range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications will accepted until December 1, 2023.

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New Garbage and Recycling Service

Acadiana Waste Services (AWS) has been selected to take over solid waste and recycling collection services in the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish beginning on November 1, 2023. Residents who would like to order a second 95-gallon container to dispose of additional household garbage or (free) recycling cart must order them by May 31, 2023 to have them delivered by the November start date.

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Public Comment Needed for CDBG Disaster Relief Grant

LCG is at the pre-application phase of a CDBG-DR grant to address the unmet needs for business growth and economic recovery for those impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. 

Public comment is needed from the community. For those who would like to provide comment or have any questions, please call Community Development & Planning Grants Coordinator, Katherine Jade Boudreaux at 337-291-8437 or email kjboudreaux@lafayettela.gov.

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Join us for a parade to celebrate our local veterans! The inaugural official parade will take place through Downtown Lafayette on November 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM.

All veterans in the Acadiana area are invited to register to ride in the parade and are welcome to attend to the jamboree at Parc International for food, fun, and veterans resources.

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Lafayette Consolidated Government's Drainage Department is devoted entirely to drainage solutions and maintenance in Lafayette Parish. Citizens can view ongoing and upcoming drainage projects in Lafayette Parish as well as report a drainage issue using the 311 Lafayette portal.

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At a special meeting on April 11, 2023, LCG's consultant presented an overview of the City-Parish Funding Source Allocations. 

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Rental assistance available to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Help is available to Lafayette Parish home renters struggling to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters can apply for aid through the Lafayette Emergency Assistance Program (LEAP), funded by the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funds are dedicated to low-and moderate-income renter households throughout Lafayette Parish. 

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Executive Transparency

To maintain transparency and in the spirit of full disclosure, Mayor-President Josh Guillory and the administration are making available the details, documents, and the actions provided to the City Council’s questions regarding drainage projects. 

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Parks & Recreation Programs & Activities

Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department provides many programs and activities for citizens, including scheduled activities at recreation centers, athletic programs for children and adults, and therapeutic programs for seniors and disabled adults.

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A market and financial feasibility analysis was conducted to study the development and operations of a new performing arts center that could serve as a replacement to the existing Heymann Center.  The information contained in this report is based on estimates, assumptions, and other information developed from research of the market, knowledge of the entertainment industry, and other factors, including certain information provided by you and others.

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Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. It is best to be prepared before a hurricane is forecasted. 

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2023 Hurricane Handbook

Lafayette Utilities System wants to make sure everyone is informed and prepared should a hurricane strike our area. The LUS Hurricane Handbook features in-depth information to help you, your family, and your business prepare for hurricane season.

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University Avenue Corridor Project

The latest renderings for the University Avenue Corridor Project are now available. 

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Southern University I$AVE Program

Low-income, qualified residents living in Lafayette Parish have the opportunity to open a special savings account and receive matching funds to save toward owning a home, furthering education, or starting a small business.

A partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Community Development and Planning Department (CDP) and Southern University’s Center for Social Research and A&M College is designed to provide low-income families with incentives to save money. For every dollar saved, Southern will match with $4 up to $4,000. 

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Sign Up for Connect Lafayette

Lafayette Consolidated Government uses Connect Lafayette to ensure citizens receive the necessary information to stay safe, especially during times of emergency. Alerts include both emergency and non-emergency announcements specific to areas where residents live, such as sandbag information, road closures, construction, public works projects, special events and more.

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Adopt from Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center

Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? There's no time like the present. Dozens of cats & dogs are available for adoption at Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated & microchipped before leaving the facility.

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Calling all Lawn Care Professionals!

LCG's new Project Geaux Mow initiative allows local lawn care professionals the opportunity to bid on LCG's grass cutting projects using a web portal. Dozens of jobs are bid out each week.

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Cat's Clocking In

Working cats are available at no cost to Lafayette Parish citizens in need of all-natural pest control through the Cat's Clocking In Working Cat Program. A working cat is a domestic cat that is unsuitable for traditional adoption and instead "works" for its food, shelter and care by hunting and deterring rodents from its “employer’s” property. They are commonly employed where pest control is needed such as barns, farms, factories, warehouses, stores, and private property.

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Available at Dean Domingues Compost Facility

At LCG's compost facility, "Green waste" such as tree branches, grass and shrub trimmings are ground up and re-made into a nutrient-rich soil additive. This compost is available to citizens at no cost. The composting program helps to keep Lafayette's garbage disposal rates stable; reduces waste that would otherwise go to a landfill; and best of all, citizens can pick up free compost.