FHLB Dallas Joins Six Local Financial Institutions in Presenting $20,000 in Grants to Monroe Nonprofit

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MONROE, La., Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Please join representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), BancorpSouth Bank, Community Trust Bank, Cross Keys Bank, IBERIABANK, Ouachita Independent Bank, and Progressive Bank at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013, as they present $20,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards to a Monroe, Louisiana, nonprofit.

NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast Louisiana (NOVA) plans to use the PGP funds to assist with organizational capacity building, assist with applying for grants, and/or other funding or contractual services. NOVA connects the workforce needs of employers with Northeast Louisiana residents in search of living wage jobs and benefits.

FHLB Dallas awarded $225,000 in grants through its PGP this year. The grants provide funding for the operational needs of community-based organizations involved in affordable housing and community development.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013
WHO: The Honorable Francis Thompson, Louisiana State Senate, District 34
The Honorable Jay Morris, Louisiana State Representative, District 14
L.J. Holland, NELA Market President, BancorpSouth Bank
Joey McGinn, SVP of Commercial Lending, Community Trust Bank
Shelia Grayson, VP, Community Reinvestment Officer, Community Trust Bank
Michael Vizard, President and CEO, Cross Keys Bank
Greg Kahmann, SVP, Commercial Lending, IBERIABANK
Patti Bates, VP, Human Resources Director, Ouachita Independent Bank
Jeff Laudenheimer, VP- Private Banking, Progressive Bank
Ashley West, AVP-Community Relations, Progressive Bank
Greg Hettrick, VP, Director of Community Investment, FHLB Dallas
Paul West, Executive Director, NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast Louisiana
WHERE: Monroe Chamber of Commerce
212 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Monroe, Louisiana 71201

CONTACT: Corporate Communications Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas www.fhlb.com (214) 441-8445

Source:Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas