The Caddo Parish Economic Development Committee debates over which area non-profits will receive funding in 2013.
The Caddo Parish Commission has budgeted half a million dollars to disperse to area non-profits. A total of 27 asked for funding, totaling $822,000 in requested funds.
During the committee meeting Monday afternoon, the commissioners voted in favor of recommending 21 local non-profits for funding, while another six non-profits look to be on the chopping block.
"We have x amount of dollars coming in and I think we need to put them specifically where it'll do the most benefit," said Caddo Commissioner and Committee member John Escude.
Caddo Parish Economic Development Committee Chairwoman Lindora Baker said she was not happy with the results of the vote.
"I look to do some amendments on some of those decisions that were made today and shift some funding around to make sure that all of these economic development organizations are funded. "
Here is a list of the organizations that are being recommended for funding.
Barksdale Forward: $15,000
Cedar Grove Community Development Corp: $15,000
Coordinating and Development Corporation: $52,000
Highland Area Partnership: $5,000
Independence Bowl: $5,000
Inner City Entrepreneur institute (ICE): $15,000
LA Film Prize: $25,000
Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corp: $25,000
NW LA Economic Development Fund: $50,000
Rho Omega and Friends: $15,000
Shreveport-Bossier Film Office: $15,000
Shreveport-Bossier Military Affairs Council: $10,000
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission ( Forrest Wood Cup): $50,000
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission: $25,000
Southern Hills Business Association: $20,000
Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce: $10,000
State Fair: $10,000
Strand Theatre of Shreveport: $5,000
The committee will have another meeting in November to finalize and amend its recommendations. The entire commission will vote on the budget Dec. 4.