Decentralized Arts Funding



  • The grant application deadline is Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5 pm
  • All grant applications must be submitted online via the MGO online application system
  • The Grant Activity Period begins October 1, 2018 and ends September 30, 2019

The Louisiana Division of the Arts and Acadiana Center for the Arts are excited to announce the launch of a statewide grant application system for the Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Program.

The new application system: MyGovernmentOnline (MGO), 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.

Click the link below to access 2018-2019 DAF Grant Guidelines and Application Instructions:

Please take the time to download a copy of the MyGovernmentOnline customer portal instructions document which is available at:

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 MGO 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 2018-2019 DAF Grant Program, for example, questions concerning application content, questions about your project, including eligibility, please contact Gwen Richard, Community Development Director for the Acadian Center for the Arts at 337-233-7060 ex 227 or by email [email protected].

Grant Application Assistance Workshops

FREE Grant Application Assistance Workshops will be held throughout Acadiana. For meeting locations, dates and times in your area, click here. Reservations to attend are not required. If you can not attend the workshop in your parish, you may attend a workshop in another parish within Acadiana. All of the information presented is exactly the same for all eight parishes.

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