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Community Partnership Grants - In-School Educational Programs in Music, Arts and Cultural Traditions

Grants to Louisiana K-12 Schools for Music, Arts,
and Culture Education on School Premises

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Louisiana K-12 private and public schools for arts and culture educational programs. Funding is intended for in-school programs that focus on arts, music, and cultural tradition. Programs should take place on the premises of the applying school during the school day, after school hours, or during the summer. Grant funds for this category must be spent in Louisiana.

Education programs eligible for funding in this category include work within the following disciplines:
- Music
- Dance
- Theater
- Visual Arts
- Literature
- Culinary Arts
- Cultural Traditions
- Folk life
- Media Arts

Schools (public or private) may apply for money to pay for instruments and instrument repair, sheet music, visual art supplies or other needed materials to support arts instruction as part of the school's curriculum. The grant may be used to pay for the fees of visiting teaching artists or clinicians for programs on school premises. Grant funds may be used to pay for bus transportation for students to participate in the applying school’s arts programs.

For the purposes of this grant, after-school or summer band or other arts instruction programs may be considered to be “in-school” music instruction, provided the instruction takes place on the applying school’s premises.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181245

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Activities funded by these grants must occur between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Louisiana K-12 public and private schools may apply. Nonprofit organizations other than Louisiana K-12 schools are not eligible in this category.

Only one application per school will be considered.

Grant funds may not be used to pay salaries of music or art teachers on the school’s staff. The grant may not be used to pay for administrative or support personnel, technical services, rentals, facilities or other services not specifically approved in the grant guidelines. Programs that include education but are mainly performances (such as festivals, concerts or other cultural events) do not qualify for this category.

For list of ineligible costs, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Foundation will host two workshops to answer questions about the Community Partnership Grants program, the categories and guidelines, and the online application form. These will be held on the following dates:

Monday, April 15, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 p.m.

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Both workshops will be held in the auditorium of the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, located at 1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for the In-School Educational Programs in Music, Arts, and Cultural Traditions is May 17, 2019. Notification of grant awards will be sent by letter and e-mail by Aug. 31, 2019.

Staff members of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation will be happy to answer questions or explain the process before the May 17 deadline.

Applications must be accompanied by a letter (on the school’s letterhead) signed by the school’s principal, chief administrative officer or board chair, approving this grant application. Music and art teachers should check with their colleagues and principals before submitting an application to make sure that no one else in the school is submitting one. If multiple applications are received from a school, all applications from that school will be disqualified.

All applying schools (public and private) must provide the percentage of their schools’ population that qualifies for free or reduced-cost lunch programs.

Applicants must provide a dollar-for-dollar match for all grant funds requested from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation. That is, for every dollar requested from the Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the applicant must show that it can raise at least one dollar – in cash, not in-kind donations of goods or services – from other sources.

Contact Information:

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

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Questions should be directed to Programs, Marketing & Communications at (504) 558-6100 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana