Hurricane Mitigation Grants

Was your humanities-based organization impacted by Hurricane Laura, Delta, or Zeta? Is it at risk of being impacted by future natural disasters?

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is offering grant opportunities for disaster mitigation in areas affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and/or Zeta in 2020. The regrant process will be competitive and open to cultural institutions and libraries in all 64 parishes.

Applications for this grant are now closed.


Grant amounts range from $1,000–$7,000.

Cost share is not required for this grant.


Hurricane Mitigation Grants  

Mitigation grants provide funds for facility repairs to reduce vulnerability, facility risk assessment, continuity of operation plans, staff training on planning/mitigation strategies, preservation and digitization of materials, purchase of basic hazard mitigation resources, or other actions that can mitigate the effects of past or future natural disaster damage.

Specific examples include but are not limited to:

If your organization is interested in applying for or if you have questions about Hurricane Mitigation Grants, we encourage you to contact Grants Manager Chris Robert at to discuss your project.

Want to talk through an application before submitting? The LEH will hold an online information session for prospective Hurricane Mitigation Grant applicants on Thursday, January 28, from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. To register, click here.


image: Satellite image of Hurricane Laura approaching the Gulf Coast on August 26, 2020. Photo by NASA