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LEH Offers Emergency Grants to La. Cultural Organizations

In response to the August 2016 floods, the LEH announces 2016 Emergency Grants for organizations located within Louisiana federally declared disaster parishes, whose sites or collections were damaged during the floods. 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.

To apply for an Emergency Grant, visit

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 1, 2016. Notifications will be made within 2 weeks. Organizations can email questions to [email protected] or call 504.620.2639.

These grants were made possible by a Chairman’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. To augment and extend these funds, the LEH is accepting donations to support this effort. Click here to help rebuild Louisiana culture.