Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) is an arts grant program created and funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The Acadiana Center for the Arts administers this statewide, parish-by-parish program for Region 4, which includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion Parishes. Eligible applicants are non-profit arts organizations; non-profit organizations; government agencies; schools and school boards; colleges and universities; as well as individuals using a fiscal agent.

For Acadiana, the minimum grant request is $1,000 and the maximum grant request is $5,000. A CASH MATCH IS REQUIRED. FY20 DAF, applicants must show a minimum of 50% cash match.

Applications must be submitted online via the MyGovernmentOnline application system.

Each applicant must have an existing user account or create a new user account in order to access the grant application.  We strongly recommend that you follow the “Application Instructions” (Attachment C) if you need to create an account and to begin the grant application.  The instructions will guide you through creating an account, accessing and saving the grant application, uploading files to attach, and submitting the completed application.

If further technical assistance is needed pertaining to the use of the MyGovernmentOnline software, please call the support line at 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance. The MyGovernmentOnline agents are available to assist with any software related questions.

The new funding period is October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020.




Provides funding for a wide variety of arts projects and programs with artistic value that meet specific community needs.


Provides funding for operating expenses, such as salaries, supplies, and utilities, of arts organizations.

2018 DAF Report

The DAF 2018-2019 Final Report can be accessed via www.mygovernmentonline.org.