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All grants are closed until January 2024. The entire 2024 Grant Cycle will be posted in December 2023.
Attention Mini-Grant Applicants
  • ​If the applicant received previous funding from NOTCF, a Performance Report must be complete before applying. You will not be seen if the report is not submitted prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • All applicants must submit a copy of photo identification (Driver’s License, State ID, School ID, Passport, etc.) for us to identify the applicant.
  • If applying as a traditional cultural practitioner, all applicants must submit at least one (1) photo of themselves in a suit or regalia without a mask, crown, or anything covering the individual’s face for us to identify everyone applying and match their photos to the identification provided.
  • All applicants must submit an itemized budget listing supplies and their costs.
  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years old), you must submit at least 1 of the 5 documents listed below:
    • School Profile Page with Picture of Minor
    • School or State ID
    • Birth Certificate
    • Immunization Records
  • CLICK HERE to schedule your in-person appointment
  • Only the applicant plus one (1) other person may be present during your appointment.
  • Walk-ins will NOT be accepted

2023 Grant Schedule

Board/Grant Meetings Mini-Grants Max Mid Level $2,501-$9,999 Larger Grants Max $10,000 and above
May Intake 85 max (May 1st-31st) Intake 10 max Intake 15 max (May 15th-31st)
June Board/Grant Meetings Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments
Intake 85 max Intake 10 max Intake 25 max
Review Review Review
Board/Grant Meetings Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments
Intake 35 without appointment assistance and 30 with in-person appointment assistance-Accepting 65 total grants. Intake 10 max Intake 25 max
Review Review Review
Board/Grant Meetings Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments Process Award & Denial Letters and Payments
Maximum Award Consideration will be $100,000.
ATTENTION! The Submittable portal will open on October 1, 2023 at 8am. Applicants needing assistance with Level 1 applications can schedule appointments starting September 25, 2023.

Funding Levels:

Level 1

$ 1 – $ 2,500 Minigrant

For smaller projects and program support that are focused on smaller communities with limited scopes and periods, such as a single creative production or single community event.

Level 2

$ 2,501 – $ 9,999

For mid-level projects and programs that reach a larger audience, train a sub-section of cultural bearers/cultural workers for specific tasks over a limited period, support larger community events with a broader impact on the cultural economy.

Level 3

$ 10,000 – $ 100,000

For larger scale projects and programs that stretch over a larger time period, reach a wide audience, train a class of culture bearer/worker in multiple skills, larger multi-community/city-wide events.

Level 3 grant applicants meeting the full requirements of the terms and conditions and eligible to move forward to the Grant Review Committee will be notified of the date, time and location of the Grant Review Committee meeting via email.

Performance Report
To access and complete a performance report, those who have been awarded funds should notify the NOTCF Grants Team using their Submittable login credentials. A team member will share a link to the performance report. Performance report links will only be shared with those who have been awarded funding.
  • Performance reports will be due 30 days after the completion of the event.

The New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) requires adherence to certain terms and conditions in order for an application to be considered for funding.

WHY MEASURE ECONOMIC IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY? Currently, the Hotel Occupancy Privilege Tax is the only source of revenue for NOTCF. This tax is generated when hotel rooms in the New Orleans area are occupied. Positive economic impact for the City of New Orleans has the potential to drive the Hotel Occupancy taxes and therefore, allow NOTCF to support events at higher levels each year. Sustainability measures allow organizers and the NOTCF applicant review committee to consider the long-term view of the organization and any potential challenges an organizer might face with an event. Consideration of challenges allows the organizers to develop plans to mitigate those challenges so that an event can be executed successfully.