Funding from the Louisiana Government Assistance Program (LGAP) was used to buy two new trucks for the Catahoula Parish Police Jury (CPPJ). The Dodge Ram 1500 series trucks are being put to good use at the parish barn. Grader operators use the trucks to travel to and from work sites.
This program allows the parish to purchase new equipment when money is allocated in the state budget. Last years state budget fell short and no monies were available for equipment grants. The combination of $6669.78 left over from the 2016 budget and this year $27,800 was used to purchase the vehicles. This is basically the only way CPPJ can buy new equipment. Patti Mizell, with CPPJ, stated that the money must be spent within three years