The LEH supports cultural efforts throughout Louisiana by awarding grants to local cultural organizations and institutions.

These awards fund large- and small-scale humanities public programs, from university events to those sponsored by museums, libraries, cultural centers, and historical societies. Current and upcoming grant opportunities are further detailed below.

For a full list of current and upcoming grant opportunities click here.

Emergency Planning Grants

With the support of the State of Louisiana, we are offering grants to support the creation, updating, and implementation of written emergency plans. Applications open January 16, 2023.

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Currents book clubs

Currents is a turnkey book club program that offers libraries and other community-based nonprofits grants to host themed reading and discussion programs centered on timely humanities topics, including voting history and climate change.

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Rebirth Grants

With the help of this grant, the Iberia African American Historical Society hosted a symposium honoring the 75th anniversary of the 1944 racial incident that led to the loss of all African American doctors in Iberia Parish.

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New Grant Opportunity Supporting Emergency Planning for Cultural Organizations

LEH, with the support of the State of Louisiana, is offering $5,000 grants to humanities-based organizations for the creation, updating and implementation of written emergency plans. Applications open January 16.

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Grants available to humanities nonprofits for Ida recovery

LEH, with the support of the state of Louisiana, is offering grant opportunities to non-profit organizations for ongoing disaster recovery from Hurricane Ida. Grant amounts range from $1,000–$10,000, and applications are open now to organizations in the 25 parishes declared federal disaster areas.

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LEH Awards More Than $95K in Grants to 21 Humanities Organizations in 9 Parishes

The LEH has awarded 15 Rebirth Grants and 6 Strategic Partnership Grants to organizations across the state. With a total of $97,512 awarded, the funded projects are based in 9 parishes.

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