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Louisiana Culture Care Fund

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits for Emergency
Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)

Conf. Date:

06/16/21

Deadline Date:

07/09/21

Description:

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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations to mitigate the adverse financial effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to support organizations with a strong focus on the humanities by assisting with expenses including, but not limited to, operational expenses, rental payments, utilities, mortgage payments, insurance, payroll, and employee benefits.

In an effort to help ensure the survival of Louisiana’s critical cultural institutions and assist in their recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has relaunched the Louisiana Culture Care Fund, a grant program providing funding to humanities organizations and other cultural entities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189612

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards range from $3,000 – $20,000 and are based on the annual operating budget of the applicant organization:

- Organizations with annual operating budgets of under $50,000 can request up to $3,000.
- Organizations with annual operating budgets between $50,000 – $99,999 can request up to $7,000.
- Organizations with annual operating budgets between $100,000 – $499,999 can request up to $10,000.
- Organizations with annual operating budgets of $500,000 to $999,999 can request up to $15,000.
-Organizations with annual operating budgets of $1 million or more can request up to $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

501(c)(3) tax-exempt status organizations, public-facing organizations operating within accredited institutions of higher learning, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments are eligible to receive NEH funds.

The LEH especially encourages applications from minority-serving institutions and organizations as well as from rural and underserved areas of the state, but applications are welcome regardless of an organization’s size, audience, or location.

Not eligible:
- Individuals
- Public libraries
- For-profit organizations
- Organizations without paid staff
- Organizations focused solely on the arts
- Political or advocacy organizations
- Universities, colleges, individual faculty members, and academic departments

Programmatic expenses are not eligible under the Louisiana Culture Care Fund grant stream.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The LEH will host Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants info sessions on May 21 at 10 a.m. and June 16 at 2 p.m.

Interested applicants may register for one of the grants info sessions here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmI8sQqIK7p9iMJhKbPrlDQ17hz9E56k7KVIxGAfDvj6VUdg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Pre-Application Information:

The application will open May 21, and run through July 9, 2021, or until funds are expended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will receive notification of award or rejection within thirty days of submission.

All applicants must submit their federal tax identification/EIN number and DUNS number.

Application information: https://www.leh.org/grants/apply-now/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=leh

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone 504.523.4352

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