The Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant Louisiana Project Grant is administered in cooperation with local arts agencies throughout the state. This program makes the arts available in all areas of the state by giving community members 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 Louisiana Project Grants program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.

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Who can apply:

  • Louisiana nonprofit tax-exempt organizations registered as nonprofit with the Louisiana Secretary of State.
  • Organizations with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
  • Local, parish or state governmental agencies such as libraries or municipalities.
  • Public or private schools and school boards, colleges or universities sponsoring activities intended for community participation.
  • Individuals using an eligible nonprofit organization as a fiscal agent.

How to apply:

Grant applications are submitted online through the statewide online grant application system, www.mygovernmentonline.org.

Important note for FY2021: The Louisiana Project Grants program has been postponed until next year (FY22).  This year’s funding (FY21) is being redirected to better serve the needs of our creative communities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please visit the Division of the Arts webpage for more information.

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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