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CISA is the nation's cyber defense center and is dedicated to helping all organizations prevent cyber intrusions, including ransomware.

Recently CISA published 'Rising Ransomware Threat to Operational Technology Assets' which is a fact sheet for critical infrastructure owners and operators detailing the rising threat of ransomware to operational technology (OT) assets and control systems.
The document includes several recommended actions and resources that critical infrastructure entities should implement to reduce the risk of this threat.

The guidance:
• Provides steps to prepare for, mitigate against, and respond to attacks.
• Details how the dependencies between an entity's IT and OT systems can provide a path for attackers.
• Explains how to reduce the risk of severe business degradation if affected by ransomware.

Given the importance of critical infrastructure to national security and America's way of life, CISA published this fact sheet to help organizations build effective resilience. The Fact Sheet is available at


Main St. Recovery Grant Program

In an effort to help Louisiana small business owners recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Treasury is launching the Louisiana Main Street Recovery Grant Program to help affected businesses. Businesses can apply for up to $15,000 to cover eligible expenses. 

Apply Online

Cooperative Endeavor Incentive

Incentive Documentation (PDF)


Zoning Verifications, Parking Requirements, Sign Permit, Certificates of Zoning Compliance
Contact: 318-473-1373 or 318-473-1371 or

Request for Variance or Special Exception, Zoning Applications (Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustments and Appeals)
Contact: 318-473-1371 or

View More Zoning Information

How to Open Your Business

Guidelines on Opening Your Business (PDF)

Historic Preservation Commission

Original Town Historic District
This district encompasses the oldest section of Alexandria and runs along the Red River levee.  The architectural inventory includes many late-nineteenth-century brick commercial storefronts as well as a few remaining wood-frame residential structures from the same period.  Several historic churches are included in the district as well as the landmark Hotel Bentley.  A handful of Modern buildings, such as the Rapides Parish Library and City Hall, make up the district’s more recent architectural history.

Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission

Louisiana National Registry Map