Area will get funding through HB1 appropriations


Carolyn Roy | News Editor

Northwestern State will get $500,000 for new turf on the football field in Turpin Stadium according to information in HB1, the appropriations bill in the Louisiana Legislature current session. The appropriations listed are for Natchitoches, Sabine, Rapides and Winn parishes. The bill has moved through the Legislature and is awaiting action from Gov. John Bel Edwards. Payment is from the State General Fund. HB 516 is the supplemental appropriations bill.

This article published in the June 10, 2021, print edition

HB 1

•Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors for the Central Louisiana Technical Community College capital improvements on the Lamar Salter, Natchitoches, Avoyelles and Sabine Valley campuses $1,000,000

• Town of Many for debris removal expenses $ 45,000

•Town of Many for the Many Sabine Parish Museum $ 25,000

• Rapides Parish Police Jury for roads and drainage $ 150,000

• Rapides Parish Police Jury for Buckeye Water District No. 50, Inc. for generator costs $ 40,000

•Administrative Program for the Northwest Louisiana Game and Fish Preserve Commission $ 125,000

•University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors for the Northwestern State University for the Harry Turpin Stadium turf replacement $ 500,000 HB 516

• Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office for equipment and renovations at Hineston substation $250,000

•Winn Parish Police Jury for road repairs $1,000,000

•Sabine Parish Police Jury for recreational infrastructure $200,000 The Capital Outlay Bill is still in conference. The session ends Thursday.