Apply for a Grant

The Louisiana Decentralized Arts Fund Program (DAF), initiated in 1995, makes the arts available in every parish in the State of Louisiana by providing grant funding for artists, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and local government agencies.

The Louisiana Division of the Arts in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council is the catalyst for participation, education, development, and promotion of excellence in the arts by overseeing the DAF program and implementing plans of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.

The new application system: will allow grant applicants to submit DAF Project Assistance and DAF Organizational Support grant applications online. The MGO software provides convenient online services that will help to facilitate the grant application submittal and application review process.  Furthermore, the MGO software will allow grant applicants to conveniently track the progress of their application online.


Funding Available:


Project Assistance Grants

  • $1,000-$7,500 grants for arts projects and programs that meet community needs

  • For Nonprofit Organizations, Public Institutions, and Individuals with a Fiscal Agent across Northwest Louisiana

Organizational Support Grants

  • Funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities

  • For Nonprofit Arts Organizations across Northwest Louisiana


DEADLINE – FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019 5PM (HARD DEADLINE). The Grant Activity Period begins October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2020.

 DAF Informational video

Grant Application

Grant Application Instructions 

2020 DAF Guidelines

The instructions will provide direction in creating a free MyGovernmentOnline account and step-by-step instructions on how to submit a grant application.

Please note: You must create a MyGovernmentOnline customer portal account before you will be able to access the grant application.  To create the customer portal account an e-mail address is required along with a primary contact telephone number.

If further assistance is needed pertaining to the use of the MyGovernmentOnline software, please call the technical support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance.  The MyGovernmentOnline agents are available to assist with any software related questions.

If you have any questions regarding the DAF Grant Program including eligibility, please feel free to contact CDC, Michael Byrnes, at


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