The Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant, initiated in 1994 and administered in cooperation with local arts agencies throughout the state, makes
the arts available in all areas of the state by giving people in each parish the opportunity to develop arts programs that meet their local needs. The grant program allocates funds on a per-capita basis to all 64 parishes in the state.  These funds will be granted to applicant organizations in the parish which received the allocation.  Applicants compete only against other organizations and individuals within their parish.

The Arts Council serves as a re-granting agency for funds provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts.  The Arts Council funds projects and arts organizations in the following parishes through the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (Last Grant Cycle)
Final Report Instructions: Final Report Instructions, 2014-2015
Final Report, Project Assistance: DAF Final Report, Project Assistance 2014-2015
Final Report, Organizational Support: DAF Final Report Organizational Support 2014-2015
Grant Guidelines: DAF Guidelines, FY2014-2015
DAF Grant Workshop Notes: DAF Grant Workshop Notes
Attachments A, B, C: Attachments A, B, & C, FY2014-2015

FY 2014-2015 Grant Timeline (Last Grant Cycle):

October 1, 2014: DAF Grant activity period begins.
September 30, 2015: DAF Grant activity period ends.
October 31, 2015: Hard deadline for final reports.

FY 2015-2016 (Current Grant Cycle):
Grant Guidelines: Guidelines, FY2015-2016
Grant Application-Project Assistance:
 Project Assistance Application, FY2015-2016

Grant Application-Organizational Support: Organizational Support Application, FY2015-2016
Grant Agreement w/Request for First Payment: Grant Agreement with Request for First Payment 2015-2016
Grant Attachments A, B, C: Attachments ABC, FY2015-2016
Grantee Compliance Check List: Grantee Compliance Check List

FY 2015-2016 Grant Timeline (Current Grant Cycle):
May 1, 2015:
Applications live online.

June 30, 2015: Applications due in Arts Council office by 5pm (not postmarked).
July 22, 2015: Grant panel for Calcasieu applications at 9am at Central School.
July 23, 2015: Grant panel for neighboring parishes applications at 9am at Central School.
October 1, 2015: Grant Agreement documents due.

October 1, 2015: Grant activity period begins.
September 30, 2016: Grant activity period ends.
October 31, 2016: Hard deadline for final reports.

FORMS: If you need a document in an older format of Word, call 439-2787.

2015-2016 Acknowledgement Statement: DAF Acknowledgement Statement

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