LEH Offers Emergency Grants in Response to Louisiana Floods


Sources: Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State University; FEMA

Disaster areas as declared by FEMA, as of August 28, 2016. Click to enlarge.  Sources: Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Louisiana State University; FEMA


In response to the August 2016 floods, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announces 2016 Emergency Grants for organizations whose sites or collections were damaged during the disaster. Tax-exempt organizations with a history of cultural programming can apply for up to $1,000 to defray costs for staff, paid workers, and volunteers working on flood related clean up and restoration efforts.

Eligible organizations must be located in one of the FEMA-designated parishes: Acadia Parish, Ascension Parish, Avoyelles Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Evangeline Parish, Iberia Parish, Iberville Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. James Parish, St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Vermilion Parish, Washington Parish, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana Parish.



Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Notifications will be made within 2 weeks. Organizations can email questions to Robert@leh.org or call 1.800.909.7990 x133.

These grants were made possible by a Chairman’s Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The LEH is accepting donations to supplement the NEH’s support with additional funds. Click here to join these efforts.

For up to date flood information and disaster recovery the online Office of the Gov. John Bel Edwards, Resources for Flood Victims.

Register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA, claim number for the flooding in Louisiana is 4277.

For access to disaster help and resources please visit DisasterAssistance.gov.

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about how you can help please visit VolunteerLouisiana.gov.


Current Awardees

Acadian Heritage & Culture Foundation, Lafayette

Central Community Theatre, Greenwell Springs

Earthshare Gardens, Lafayette

Le Bayou Legendaire, Abbeville

Livingston Parish Library, Livingston

Louisiana Folk Roots, Lafayette

NUNU Arts and Cultural Collective, Arnaudville

Psalm 37:3 for the Young Artists’ Academy, Denham Springs

Runnels School, Baton Rouge

Saddle Tramp Riders Club, Church Point

Vermilionville Museum, Lafayette

Other Resources


Louisiana Flood Information






United Way



Additional Cultural Resources

Baton Rouge Arts Council


Artist Emergency Resource


National Heritage Responders





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