- October 17, 2022
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, October 17, 2022 — Home Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) recently awarded $8,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funding to Front Yard Bikes, a nonprofit youth workforce development program for students that provides a bike mechanic course, gardening lessons, cooking classes and a welding program. The funds were awarded during a ceremonial check presentation.
Awarded annually through FHLB Dallas’ member institutions, Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds help promote and strengthen relationships between CBOs and FHLB Dallas members. FHLB Dallas matches member contributions of $500 to $4,000 at a 3:1 ratio.
“Home Bank is thrilled to be able to support this organization that lifts up children and gives them real world skills,” said Kelvin Luster, community development director at Home Bank. “We are incredibly honored to support Front Yard Bikes alongside FHLB Dallas, which has allowed our investment to go further.”
Front Yard Bikes plans to use their PGP award to provide a stipend to three students hired through their competitive internship program. Students become eligible for an internship after building a complete bicycle, completing at least 30 volunteer hours while being in good academic standing at school. As interns, the students will work two days a week and receive professional development training. The organization recently received a national televised feature for their unique and effective contributions to Baton Rouge students.
Front Yard Banks is one of seven local nonprofit organizations that Home Bank is supporting with PGP funding this year. Together, Home Bank and FHLB Dallas contributed more than $67,000 in PGP funds to seven CBOs across Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
“Home Bank pours its resources into communities,” said Greg Hettrick, first vice president and director of Community Investment at FHLB Dallas. “Providing young people with vocational training outside of school is incredibly important. It is an honor to partner with a financial institution that shows this level of commitment to caring for their community.”
See the complete list of the 2022 PGP grant recipients. For more information about the 2022 PGP grants and other FHLB Dallas community investment products and programs, please visit fhlb.com/pgp.
About Home Bank, N.A.
Home Bank, N.A., founded in 1908 as Home Building & Loan, is the oldest financial institution founded in Lafayette Parish. Home Bank now serves markets in South Louisiana and Mississippi in 40 locations. Home Bank is committed to serving the needs of our communities. Personal banking has always been Home Bank’s trademark and that tradition continues as we grow, invest and serve our clients and community. We live our values each day, focusing on integrity, innovation and a commitment to serving others. For more information about Home Bank, visit www.home24bank.com.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank System created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $77.7 billion as of June 30, 2022, serves approximately 800 members and associated institutions across our five-state District of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. FHLB Dallas provides financial products and services including advances (loans to members) and grant programs for affordable housing and economic development. For more information, visit our website at fhlb.com.
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