In response to the August 2016 floods, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announces 2016 Emergency Grants for organizations whose sites or collections were damaged during the disaster. Tax-exempt organizations with a history of cultural programming can apply for up to $1,000 to defray costs for staff, paid workers, and volunteers working on flood related clean up and restoration efforts.
Eligible organizations must be located in one of the FEMA-designated parishes: Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Avoyelles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. James Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parish.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 1, 2016. Notifications will be made within 2 weeks. Organizations can email questions to Robert@leh.org or call 504.620.2639. These grants were made possible by a Chairman’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The LEH is accepting donations to supplement the NEH’s support with additional funds. Click here to join these efforts.