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2020-21 LCG External Agencies Funding Program - Social Services Grant

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofit
Organizations for Social Services

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government (LCG) - Community Development Department

Conf. Date:

07/22/20

Deadline Date:

08/21/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Louisiana nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to provide social services to local communities. Funding is intended to enhance the economic, cultural, social, and educational welfare of local residents. Programs may serve the general public or specific populations (e.g. children, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, etc.). Eligible programs serve the residents of Lafayette Parish.

Eligible expenses include those needed to support mission-driven operations. Such expenses include salaries, employee benefits, transportation costs, supplies, telephone, utilities, postage, travel and meetings, rent, contractual services, printing and binding, equipment/maintenance, insurance, real property, and other expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157720

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request between $2,000 and $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant activities must take place during the LCG fiscal year of November 1, 2020 – October 5, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is only available to social service agencies with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. A social service agency is generally defined as an agency that provides direct services to people in need. They may serve the general public or specific populations (e.g. children, victims of domestic violence, persons with disabilities, etc.)

Applicant agencies must also meet the following requirements:
- Be in existence for at least one year
- Based in Lafayette Parish
- Governed by a Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly

Ineligible Expenses – External Agencies Funding Program will NOT Fund
- Capital expenditures, unless request will completely fund, or fund “last dollars” required for, capital expenditure
- Scholarships, fellowships, or tuition assistance
- Deficit reduction
- Costs incurred before the effective date of the contract or after the grant period ends
- Competitions, pageants, fund-raising events, or hospitality costs
- Individuals
- If requested funds are for a particular project, administrative and/or operational costs not associated with the project
- Requests submitted by agencies currently receiving direct support (line item appropriation) from Lafayette Consolidated Government

Pre-proposal Conference:

A grant writing workshop for Social Service agencies interested in applying for External Agencies funding was held on July 22, 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be delivered to the Community Development Department by Friday, August 21, 2020, at 4:00 p. m. Applications received after this time and applications that do not include all required attachments will neither be accepted nor reviewed.

Each agency will be allowed to submit only ONE application.

In-kind support is not mandatory but strengthens an application. Grants are paid on a reimbursable basis.

For questions regarding the application prior to submission, contact Valerie LeBlanc, Grants Coordinator. The last day to schedule an appointment with Valerie is Monday, August 17, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
The Community Development Department
705 West University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Lafayette, LA 70506

Contact:
Valerie LeBlanc, Grants Coordinator
(337) 291-8411
vleblanc@lafayettela.gov

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