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2022-2023 LCG External Agencies Funding Program - Social Services Grant

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Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:

07/19/22

Deadline Date:

08/09/22 4:00 PM Delivered

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Louisiana nonprofit organizations in eligible locations 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, such as children, victims of domestic violence, or persons with disabilities. Funds must 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, 2022 –October 5, 2023.

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:
- 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 virtual grant information session for Social Service agencies interested in applying for External Agencies funding will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be delivered in triplicate (one original and two copies) to the Community Development & Planning Department of Lafayette Consolidated Government by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2022 for the funding period of November 1, 2022 to October 5, 2023. Applications received after this time, or lacking required attachments, will not be accepted or reviewed.

For questions regarding the application prior to submission, contact Jenny DuBose, Grants Coordinator. The last day to schedule an appointment with Jenny is Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The Director of the Community Development and Planning Department will designate a five-person Review Panel to review the applications during fall 2022.

In-kind support is not mandatory but strengthens an application.

Grants are paid on a reimbursable basis.

Each agency will be allowed to submit only ONE application.

Contact Information:

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

Deliver applications to:
The Community Development and Planning Department
City Hall
705 West University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Lafayette, LA 70506

For questions, please contact:
Jenny DuBose, Grants Coordinator
(337) 291-8420
jadubose@lafayettela.gov

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USA: Louisiana: Lafayette Parish

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