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Funding & Opportunities in Louisiana

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

America's Farmers Grow Communities Project
Through the program, farmers can direct a $2,500 award to a local non-profit organization that’s important to them and their community.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
American Electric Power Foundation Grants
Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger; housing; health and safety; human services; education; and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Available in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Electric Power Foundation
Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI)
Awards grants to community development lending and investing institutions that work to benefit communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Available in the Delta region.
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2014
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Delta Doctors J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of the Delta region, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Delta Workforce Development Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Fund
Awards funding to rural counties and parishes within the Delta region for the purposes of direct technical support and assistance needed to develop a connected workforce development system at the local level.
Geographic coverage: Available in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Entergy Micro Grants
Provides grants for projects that effectively impact arts and culture; community improvement/enrichment; education and literacy; the environment; or healthy families.
Geographic coverage: Communities within Entergy's service area in Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Vermont
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Georgia-Pacific Foundation Grants
Grants for organizations projects that focus on education, the environment, community enhancement, affordable housing, arts and culture, and entrepreneurship.
Geographic coverage: Offered in 28 states in areas where Georgia-Pacific does business.
Application Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Sponsor: Georgia Pacific Foundation
Louisiana J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for three years in an underserved area of Louisiana, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana Tax Credit for Physicians and Dentists
Offers a tax credit for doctors and dentists who practice in a rural or shortage area of the Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Funding
Provides funding for National Network of Libraries members located in the South Central region to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
PeyBack Foundation Children and Youth Funding
Grants to programs that provide leadership; mentoring programs; after school or summer programs; or healthy living programs for children and youth.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2015
Sponsor: PeyBack Foundation
Plum Creek Foundation Grants
Offers grants in 18 states to human service organizations; hospitals and medical programs, including funds for equipment; youth-serving organizations; community development projects; arts and culture projects; civic service organizations; and educational institutions.
Geographic coverage: Available in areas of company operations in 18 states.
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Plum Creek Foundation
Rural Health IT Workforce Loan Fund
Loans for health care providers in underserved communities to successfully adopt and utilize a Health IT system.
Geographic coverage: Specific counties of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority

Inactive Funding & Opportunities in Louisiana

The programs listed below have been funded in the past, but are not currently accepting applications. Information about these inactive funding programs is provided only for your convenience and does not indicate that the programs will be available in the future. To inquire about future availability of a particular program, please contact the funding agency or organization.

Adult Literacy Grants
Awards funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance.
Geographic coverage: 40 states where Dollar General stores are located.
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana
Grants for programs that support healthy living and obesity prevention in Louisiana communities.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 13, 2012
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2012
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, and health.
Geographic coverage: Available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2012
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Provides financial assistance for the development of health care services, health care cooperatives, health education programs, health care training programs, and public health-related facilities in the Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2014
Sponsor: USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Jul 3, 2014
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program
Grants to fund projects that address the delivery of clinical health services for individuals with, or at risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity that affect rural communities in Delta states.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2013
Sponsor: Office of Rural Health Policy
Family Literacy Grants
Grants to direct family literacy service providers.
Geographic coverage: 40 states where Dollar General stores are located.
Application Deadline: Feb 27, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants
Supports local organizations with funding priority given to programs that focus on education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment.
Geographic coverage: Limited to certain areas of 35 states and U.S. territories, see sponsor's website for more details.
Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2014
Sponsor: Gannett Foundation
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Offers grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2014
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
Healthy Workforce Challenge
Funding for pilot programs that work with local businesses to give incentives for healthy living behavior changes in the workplace. Applicants must dually apply for the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 15, 2013
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2013
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Humana Foundation Community Grants
The Humana Foundation supports charitable activities that promote healthy lives and communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 States and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2014
Sponsor: Humana Foundation
Louisiana Angel Award
Awards to honor volunteers who perform extraordinary work for Louisiana's at-risk children.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2014
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, dentists, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas
Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
Geographic coverage: Available in 25 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 23, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Senior Medicare Patrol Projects
Grants for model projects that demonstrate effective ways of utilizing retired persons as volunteer expert resources and educators in community efforts to combat health care error, fraud and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid programs.
Geographic coverage: Available in 26 states
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 1, 2012
Application Deadline: Mar 19, 2012
Sponsor: Administration on Aging
Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS) Initiative
Funding for organizations to advocate for public policy changes that will affect the health, human rights, and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS in the southern United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Northern Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Dec 2, 2013
Sponsor: AIDS United
Sustainable Community Innovation Grant (SCIG) Program
Funds projects that promote both sustainable agriculture and community development strategies in the south.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 southern states. See program guidance for details.
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
Sponsor: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Wal-Mart State Giving Program (Region 1)
Provides grants to organizations working in the area of hunger and nutrition; career opportunity; education; health care access; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and Puerto Rico
Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2014
Sponsor: Wal-Mart Foundation
WellPoint Foundation Grants
Supports health and wellness programs that work to increase access to health care, increase health care quality, and reduce health care costs.
Geographic coverage: Operates in 25 states
Application Deadline: Sep 12, 2014
Sponsor: WellPoint Foundation
Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
Funds programs that work in the areas of affordable housing and shelter; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; and human services.
Geographic coverage: Available in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2014
Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Youth Literacy Grants
Funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.
Geographic coverage: Available in 40 states.
Application Deadline: May 22, 2014
Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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