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220 West Willow Street, Building B
Lafayette LA 70501

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8000
Email: DP@LafayetteLA.gov

DIRECTOR: Mary Sliman

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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 & Planning 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:


Below is the link for the virtual Grant Writing workshop for Arts and Culture applicants to be held at 11 a. m., August 5, 2021.

A virtual Grant Writing workshop for the social services applicants was held on Tuesday, July 27th. Click the link below for the PowerPoint presentation.

Grant applications must be delivered in triplicate to the Community Development Department by Friday, August 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Applications received after this time and applications that do not include all required attachments will neither be accepted nor reviewed.

For more information, contact Valerie LeBlanc, Grants Coordinator at (337) 291-8413 or vleblanc@lafayettela.gov