Decentralized Arts Funding

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.

The minimum grant request is $1,000 and the maximum grant request is $5,000. No cash match is required.

The current funding period is October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

Applications must be submitted online via the MGO online application system. 


DAF Grant Options

Project Assistance

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

Organizational Support

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

Guidelines & Instructions

DAF Grant Guideline & Application Instructions
Online Portal Instructions

Note: An online portal account must be created to access the grant application. To create the portal account an e-mail address is required along with a primary contact telephone number.

Need Online Support?
Call 1-866-957-3764, option 1 for assistance



 DAF FY 2018 Final Reports

Organizational Support

Final Report


Final Report

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