News Release

LCG encourages nonprofits to apply for the 2013-14 LCG External Agencies Funding Program
Posted: 6/11/2013 11:45 AM

​Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) released its “External Agency” Applications at the end of last month.

Through the External Agencies Funding Program, 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, limited to funding authorized by the City-Parish Council.

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.).

Guidelines and applications for Social Service agencies can be found by visiting the Community Development page of the Lafayette Consolidated Government website (/communitydevelopment/external-agencies-funding-program.aspx).
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 insure community accessibility to programs and target diverse populations.
For Arts and Culture guidelines and applications, please visit Acadiana Center the Arts website at
Grant applications are due by 4:30pm Friday, June 28, 2013. Applications received after this time will neither be accepted nor reviewed.
For more information, contact Denese Lea, Grants Coordinator at (337) 291-8413 or