There are a several substantial pots of federal grant dollars Louisiana receives each year. One of them, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is known as “Community Services Block Grants”. Bryan Moore, director of the Office of Workforce Development which administers the program, explains how it works.
“The funding comes through our office as pass-through funds to these community action agencies, that’s going to people who live in poverty.”
Moore says 42 agencies serve the state’s 64 parishes.