External Agencies Funding Program

2014-15 LCG External Agencies Funding Program

Through the External Agencies Funding Program, Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government (LCG) supports Social Service and Arts and Culture agencies that enhance the economic, social, cultural and educational welfare of citizens of Lafayette Parish. Grants are available to Social Service and Arts and Culture agencies with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.

The LCG Community Development Department administers the Social Service funding program. A Social Service agency is generally defined as an agency that provides direct services to people in need. A Social Service agency may serve the general public or specific populations (e.g. children, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, etc.)

LCG partners with Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) to administer the Arts and Culture funding program. An Arts and Culture agency is generally defined as an agency whose mission statement makes clear that the agency's primary purpose is to develop, promote, encourage and/or present the arts to the public. Eligible agencies should ensure community accessibility to programs and target diverse populations.

The application and guidelines for Social Service agencies are linked below.

 

For Arts and Culture guidelines and applications, please visit Acadiana Center for the Arts at http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org/lcg-arts-and-culture-funding.

A Grant Writing workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts located at 101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501. The workshop for Arts and Culture applicants will be held at 1:30 pm and the workshop for Social Service applicants will be held at 3 pm.

Grant applications must be delivered in triplicate to the Community Development Department by 4:30pm Friday, June 20, 2014. Applications received after this time and applications that do not include all required attachments will neither be accepted nor reviewed.

For more information, contact Brandy Thibodeaux, Grants Coordinator at (337) 291-8411 or bnthibodeaux@lafayettela.gov.