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.
Emergency Recovery grants
The LEH, with the support the State of Louisiana, is offering grant opportunities to humanities-based nonprofits for ongoing disaster recovery in 25 parishes declared federal disaster areas due to impacts from Hurricane Ida.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn More
NEWS & MEDIA
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.Read More
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.Read More
Louisiana public libraries and community partners are invited to apply to host LEH’s popular reading and discussion series, Currents, which includes “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America” and “Witness to Change: Conversations on Coastal Impacts,” beginning August 22, 2022.Read More