Louisiana Assistance Resource Center (LARC)


The Division of Administration’s Office of Community Development has established The Louisiana Assistance Resource Center (LARC).  The LARC is an online searchable database that contains technical assistance and funding sources from federal and Louisiana state government, as well as foundations throughout the country.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality


Louisiana Endowments for the Humanities


The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities awards grants to organizations that mount programs either promoting or applying the humanities. During the past 30 years, the LEH supported over 1,000 projects with awards totaling over $9 million. These grants went to a variety of nonprofit organizations, including museums, libraries, historical societies, professional groups, governmental bodies, and colleges and universities.

The LEH awards 7 types of grants: Public Humanities Grants, Louisiana Publishing Initiative Grants, Documentary Film & Radio Grants, Outreach Grants, Planning Grants, Teacher Institutes for Advanced Study Grants.  These grants employ a variety of formats including public forums (conferences, films & lecture series, panel discussions), teacher institutes & workshops, interpretive exhibits, media programs (radio, television, film, video) and books. Further information may be obtained from the web-site.

NOTE: Information below is only a portion of the Guidelines for Grant Programs. Before preparing an application for submission, be sure to review the complete guidelines. When in doubt, contact the LEH staff for clarification.  *The Outreach Grant is an entry level grant.

Contact:  LouAnn Morehouse:  morehouse@leh.org Extension: 123

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

Louisiana Humanities Center at Turners' Hall, 938 Lafayette Street, Suite 300, New Orleans, LA 70113-1782, General email address: leh@leh.org

Telephone: 504.523.4352; 1.800.909.7990 (toll free in LA only)

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development,   http://www.dotd.state.la.us

Direct Link to the Transportation and Development Enhancement Program: 


Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism


Within the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism there are several offices: Tourism, State Parks, State Museum, State Library, and Cultural Development. These offices exist to preserve, showcase, and market Louisiana's rich cultural heritage to those within and outside of our state. Tourism produces $9 billion in economic activity every year in Louisiana, making it the second biggest sector of our state's economy.

Louisiana Division of the Arts


Grants Programs


The Division of the Arts is responsible for the development and promotion of the arts for the benefit of all people of Louisiana. This is accomplished through several grants programs that award funds to Louisiana artists and arts organizations to help provide arts activities statewide.

Louisiana Office of State Parks


Direct Link to Grant:  Louisiana Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant Application and Handbook


Louisiana Department of Economic Development


Department of Agriculture and Forestry


Louisiana Department of Labor


USDA Rural Development


Each year, USDA Rural Development programs nationwide create or preserve tens of thousands of rural jobs and create or improve more than 65,000 units of quality rural housing. To multiply the impact of its programs, USDA Rural Development is working with state, local and Indian tribal governments, as well as private and nonprofit organizations and user-owned cooperatives.

State Foundation Grants

Louisiana Main Street Grants


Greater New Orleans Foundation


Baton Rouge Area Foundation


Clean Water State Revolving Fund-LA Dept. of Environmental Quality


Rapides Foundation