Grants Awarded
  • Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program
    • Awarded : October 2009
    • Amount Awarded: $2,450
    • Funding for the planting of 100 trees citywide
  • Wal Mart Assistance Grant
    • Awarded : February 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $1,000
    • Funding to go towards stocking the Kenner Food Bank
  • National Preservation Fund
    • Awarded : April 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $2,500
    • Funding to cover partial cost of Feasibility Study for Old Kenner High School
  • Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation
    • Awarded : April 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $5,000
    • Funding to cover partial cost of Feasibility Study for Old Kenner High School
  • State of Louisiana Office of Historic Preservation
    • Awarded : May 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $10,000
    • Funding to cover partial cost of Feasibility Study and Structural Report for Old Kenner High School
  • Louisiana Recovery Authority Comprehensive Resiliency grant
    • Awarded : June 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $238,125
    • Funding to update Kenner’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and expand the Pattern for Progress Land Use Plan
  • Local Road Safety Program
    • Awarded : July 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $52,000
    • Funds local road safety improvement projects
  • Capital Outlay Improvement
    • Awarded : July 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $275,000
    • Funds will be used for Wastewater Systems Corrective Measures
  • LA Office of Parks and Recreation (Recreation Trail Program)
    • Awarded : July 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $54,675
    • Funding for sidewalk resurfacing of Veterans Park
  • LA Office of Parks and Recreation- Land and Water Conservation Fund
    • Awarded : August 2010
    • Amount Awarded: $98,000
    • Funding to build a playground that is designed specifically for children with special needs, through Kenner’s Parks and Recreation Department
  • LA DOTD Transportation Enhancement Grant
    • Awarded : November 2011
    • Amount Awarded: $423,400
    • Funding will go towards the beautification of Rivertwon.  Including sidewalk, landscape improvements, and decorative crosswalks.  This project will also include a bike channel and racks for cyclists.
  • City of Kenner Certified Local Government
    • On January 7, 2013 the City of Kenner was awarded Certified Local Government status by the State of Louisiana Office of Cultural Development. The Certified Local Government designation qualifies the city of for rehabilitation tax credits within the Rivertown Historic District and to apply for official Main Street status by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Rivertown Cultural District
    • In March of 2013 the City of Kenner was granting Cultural District status for the Rivertown Historic District by the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development. This program allows for the use of commercial and historic rehabilitation tax credits to be used to revitalize the Rivertown Historic District.
  • Safe Routes to School Program
    • In May 2013 the State of Louisiana Office of Transportation and Development awarded a $28,000 grant for the implementation of the Safe Routes to School program at Chateau Elementary in Kenner. This program will provide safety awareness training and workshops for elementary school students who walk or ride their bikes to school. A survey is also being conducted amongst students, teachers and parents to better help identify travel patterns among students and parents during drop off and pick up times to better improve congestion problems and identify new sidewalk and bike lane locations within the two mile radius.
  • Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation Most Endangered Buildings Nomination
    • In June of 2013 Kenner High School in south Kenner was listed as a top ten most endangered buildings in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and this designation brings awareness to the community and potential developers of the rehabilitation opportunities available for this historic building.
  • Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
    • In January of 2014 the City of Kenner was awarded $400,000 for the safety improvement of the city’s emergency operations center. Updates and improvements included the installation of roll down shutters covering windows and the enclosure of exit stairwells. These improvements will increase safety for emergency and administrative personnel during emergency operations.