Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant

Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant

The Louisiana Division of the Arts Decentralized Arts Funding Grant, initiated in 1994 and administered in cooperation with local arts agencies throughout the state, makes the arts available in all areas of the state by giving people in each parish the opportunity to develop arts programs that meet their local needs. The grant program allocates funds on a per-capita basis to all 64 parishes in the state.  These funds will be granted to applicant organizations in the parish which received the allocation.  Applicants compete only against other organizations and individuals within their parish.

The Arts Council serves as a re-granting agency for funds provided by the Louisiana Division of the Arts.  The Arts Council funds projects and arts organizations in the following parishes through the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) program: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis. 

TIMELINES:

FY 2013-2014 Grant Timeline (Past Grant Cycle):
October 1, 2013: DAF Grant activity period begins.
September 30, 2014: DAF Grant activity period ends.
October 31, 2014: Hard deadline for final reports.

FY 2014-2015 Grant Timeline (Current Grant Cycle):
May 1, 2014: Guidelines and Applications are posted here online.
Tues., June 10, 1pm: Beauregard Parish DAF Workshop at Beauregard Parish Library (205 S. Washington St., DeRidder)
Wed., June 11, 1pm: Jeff Davis Parish DAF Workshop at Educational Media Center (720 W. Plaquemine St., Jennings)
Fri., June 13, 1pm: Calcasieu Parish DAF Workshop at Central School (809 Kirby St., Lake Charles)
Wed., June 18, 1pm: Cameron Parish DAF Workshop at Cameron Parish Library (501 Marshall St., Cameron)
Thurs., June 19, 1pm: Allen Parish DAF Workshop at Oberlin Library (320 S. 6th St., Oberlin)
Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:00PM: Applications must be received by the Arts Council office (not postmarked).
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:00AM: Grant review panel is held for all Calcasieu Parish applications. Held in Benjamin W. Mount Auditorium, Central School, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles, LA.
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 9:00AM: Grant review panel is held for applications from Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, and Jeff Davis parishes. Held in Benjamin W. Mount Auditorium, Central School, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles, LA.
October 1, 2014: DAF Grant activity period begins.
September 30, 2015: DAF Grant activity period ends.
October 31, 2015: Hard deadline for final reports.

FORMS: If you need a document in an older format of Word, call 439-2787.

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (Current Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: DAF Guidelines, FY2014-2015
Project Assistance Application: Project Assistance Application, FY2014-2015
Organizational Support Application: Organizational Support Application, FY2014-2015
DAF Grant Workshop Notes: DAF Grant Workshop Notes

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (Past Grant Cycle)
Grant Guidelines: DAF Guidelines, FY2013-2014
Organizational Support Final Report: DAF Final Report Organizational Support 2013-2014
Project Assistance Final Report: DAF Final Report, Project Assistance 2013-2014

OTHER FORMS:

Acknowledgement Statement

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