federal funds

Tegan Wendland / WWNO-New Orleans Public Radio

The 2020 US Census kicks off March 12, and New Orleans officials hope to improve on 2010's low response rate.

Four Louisiana law enforcement agencies will get federal money to rehire community policing officers or to hire military veterans for new positions. The New Orleans Police Department and St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office are the largest of the departments. Each covers three years of pay. Louisiana's total comes to more than $1.5 million.