Roundup: Baton Rouge nonprofits’ funding / Sales tax collections up / Nominate for Best of ‘225’

Granted: Nineteen grants were awarded to 15 local non-profits, supportive service organizations and community developers from the city-parish’s federal community planning and development dollars, WAFB-TV reports. About $7.3 million was distributed to organizations that help low and moderate-income residents with shelter, basic needs, housing rehabilitation, employment skills and other supportive services. See the full break out of funding.

Collections: Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish rose by 1.8% in November compared to the same month a year ago, topping $800 million, up from $768 million. Sales tax collections rose to $16 million from $15.7 million a year ago. Read the full report.

Nominate: This is your last  week to make sure your favorite business ends up on the 2019 Best of 225 ballot. Nominations opened Tuesday, Jan. 15, and run through Feb. 5.  Visit to submit your favorites now.    

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