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Grants Programs

Rebirth Grants are the primary grant program of the LEH and support humanities projects across Louisiana, including public humanities programs with audience participation and discussion, documentary photography and radio projects, digital humanities projects including websites and online documentation of Louisiana history and culture, assistance with publication projects, new and continuing scholarly research about Louisiana, and humanities-based educational initiatives.

Applications are open now through May 31. 

Learn more here.

Emergency Planning Grants will support the creation, updating, and implementation of written emergency plans. Applications for this grant stream are currently closed.

Learn more here.

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.

Applications are now closed. Learn more here.

Louisiana Culture Care Fund grants provide general operating support designated for operational expenses, including but not limited to staff retention (payroll and benefits), rent, insurance, mortgage, and utilities. Award amounts vary based on annual operating budget of applicant organization.

Applications are now closed for the 2023 grants.

Learn more here.

Is your organization interested in applying for a grant? Follow these steps to begin:

Review our FAQ.

Determine which grant program is the best fit for your organization’s goals.

Have your IRS nonprofit determination letter and Unique Entity Identifier on hand before you apply.

Create an account in LEH’s grant management system.

Find an online application tutorial here.

Additional Resources

Sign up for dedicated emails about LEH’s grant opportunities here.