The Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant, initiated in 1994 and administered in cooperation with local arts agencies throughout the state, makes the arts available in all areas of the state by giving people in each parish the opportunity to develop art programs that meet their local needs. The grant program allocates funds on a per-capita basis to all 64 parishes in the state.  These funds will be granted to applicant organizations in the parish which received the allocation.  Applicants compete only against other organizations and individuals within their parish. The Arts Council of SWLA serves as a re-granting agency for funds provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts for projects and art organizations in the following parishes through the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.

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Eligible applicants are non-profit arts organizations; non-profit organizations; government agencies; schools and school boards; colleges and universities; as well as individuals using a fiscal agent.

For SWLA, the minimum grant request is $1,000 and the maximum grant request is $5,000. A CASH MATCH IS REQUIRED. FY20 DAF, applicants must show a minimum of 50% cash match.

Applications must be submitted online via the MyGovernmentOnline application systemFY20 DAF Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions may be downloaded below or, directly from the Louisiana Division of the Arts website: https://www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/.

Each applicant must have an existing user account or create a new user account in order to access the grant application.  We strongly recommend that you follow the “Application Instructions” (Attachment C) if you need to create an account and to begin the grant application.  The instructions will guide you through creating an account, accessing and saving the grant application, uploading files to attach, and submitting the completed application.

If further technical assistance is needed pertaining to the use of the MyGovernmentOnline software, please call the support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance. The MyGovernmentOnline agents are available to assist with any software related questions.

The new funding period is October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:00pm

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LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE ARTS
2019-2020 DECENTRALIZED ARTS FUNDING PROGRAM

TIMELINE: FY2019-2020 Grant Timeline (Upcoming Grant Cycle)

  • October 1, 2019: Grant Activity Period Begins
  • September 30, 2020: Grant Activity Period Ends
  • October 31, 2020: ALL Final Reports are due 30 days after the project ends or by October 31, 2020; whichever comes first.

FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 (Upcoming Grant Cycle)

  • Grant Guidelines: Guidelines, FY2019-2020
  • MyGovernmentOnline DAF Application Instructions:  FY2019-2020 – Attachment C
  • MyGovernmentOnline DAF Application Video Instructions:  MGO Video Instructions – if you need the video, please call Robin at the Arts Council.
  • Grant Agreement w/Request for First Payment: Grant Agreement with Request for First Payment 2019-2020
  • Grant Attachments A, B, C: Attachments A, B, C 2019-2020
  • Grantee Compliance Checklist: Grantee Compliance Checklist

If you have any questions regarding the 2019-2020 DAF Grant Program, please contact Robin Abshire, Community Development Director for the Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA at 337-439-2787 or by email [email protected].

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LOUISIANA DIVISION OF THE ARTS
2018-2019 DECENTRALIZED ARTS FUNDING PROGRAM

TIMELINE: FY2018-2019 Grant Timeline (Current Grant Cycle)

  • October 1, 2018: Grant Activity Period Begins
  • September 30, 2019: Grant Activity Period Ends
  • October 31, 2019: ALL Final Reports are due 30 days after the project ends or by October 31, 2019; whichever comes first.

FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 (Current Grant Cycle)

  • Grant Guidelines: Guidelines, FY2018-2019
  • Grant Agreement w/Request for First Payment: Grant Agreement with Request for First Payment 2019-2019
  • Grant Attachments A, B, C: Attachments A, B, C 2017-2018
  • Grantee Compliance Checklist: Grantee Compliance Checklist

If you have any questions regarding the 2018-2019 DAF Grant Program, please contact Robin Abshire, Community Development Director for the Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA at 337-439-2787 or by email [email protected].


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