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Support for General Operating Expenses: Applications Open January 16

Applications for 2024 operating support grants from LEH’s Louisiana Culture Care Fund will open Tuesday, January 16.

The LCCF was originally launched in 2020 in an effort to help protect Louisiana’s critical cultural institutions, including museums, historic sites, archives, and more, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from the State of Louisiana, the LCCF has continued to bolster the state’s cultural sector with this vital funding through public health crises, weather-related disasters, and other emergencies.

Grant of $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 will be awarded to successful applicants, with award amounts dependent upon organizational annual operating budget. Allowable costs must clearly support general operating expenses in one or more of the following categories: strategic planning, sustaining operations, and capacity building. Examples of eligible expenses can be found here.

Applications are open to humanities-focused nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, including public-facing organizations operating within accredited institutions of higher learning, state and local government agencies and state or federally recognized Native American tribal governments in Louisiana.

Cost sharing is not required for this grant. Allowable expenses must occur within the period of performance specified in the grant. The one-year period of performance may begin as late as 45 days from the date the award is made.

Applications will be open through February 27, 2024. More information about LCCF grants and resources to support the application process can be found at

Two virtual Q&A sessions will take place, Wednesday, January 31 at 2 p.m., and Thursday, February 8 at 11 a.m. Sessions will be open for one hour and registrants are welcome to join at their convenience. Register now

Please note, programmatic expenses are not eligible under this grant stream. Applicants seeking support for programmatic expenses should apply to the Rebirth Grant opportunity (opening in April).