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2019-20 LCG External Agencies Funding Program - Social Services Grant

Grants to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Nonprofits for Social Services

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Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government (LCG) - Community Development Department

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Deadline Date:

08/23/19 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 to Lafayette Parish, Louisiana nonprofit organizations to provide social services to local residents. Funding is intended to enhance the economic, cultural, social, and educational welfare of local residents. Programs may serve the general public or specific populations (e.g. children, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, etc.).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157720

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request between $2,000 and $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant activities must take place during the LCG fiscal year of November 1, 2019 – October 5, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is only available to social service agencies with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. A social service agency is generally defined as an agency that provides direct services to people in need. They may serve the general public or specific populations (e.g. children, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, etc.)

Applicant agencies must also meet the following requirements:
- Be in existence for at least one year
- Based in Lafayette Parish
- Governed by a Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly

Ineligible Expenses – External Agencies Funding Program will NOT Fund
- Capital expenditures, unless request will completely fund, or fund “last dollars” required for, capital expenditure
- Scholarships, fellowships, or tuition assistance
- Deficit reduction
- Costs incurred before the effective date of the contract or after the grant period ends
- Competitions, pageants, fund-raising events, or hospitality costs
- Individuals
- If requested funds are for a particular project, administrative and/or operational costs not associated with the project
- Requests submitted by agencies currently receiving direct support (line item appropriation) from Lafayette Consolidated Government

Pre-proposal Conference:

A grant writing workshop for Social Service agencies interested in applying for External Agencies funding will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 am at Acadiana Center for the Arts located at 101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be delivered to the Community Development Department of Lafayette Consolidated Government by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019. Applications received after this time and applications that do not include all required attachments will neither be accepted nor reviewed.

Each agency will be allowed to submit only ONE application.

No cash match is required. In-kind support is not mandatory, but strengthens an application.

Grants are on a reimbursable basis. The agency will incur the expense and then submit documentation to Lafayette Consolidated Government to be reimbursed.

For questions regarding the application prior to submission, contact Belle LeBlanc, Grants Coordinator. The last day to schedule an appointment with Belle is Monday, August 12, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Belle LeBlanc
Grants Coordinator
(337) 291-8411

Submit applications to:
The Community Development Department
705 West University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70506

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: Lafayette Parish