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Deadline for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Grant is May 15th

Terry Jones | 4/12/2017, 2 p.m. | Updated on 4/12/2017, 2 p.m.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation through its Community Partnership Grants Program is looking for new applicants. Applicants interested ...

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation through its Community Partnership Grants Program is looking for new applicants. Applicants interested in applying for Community Funding for Music and Art Education in the school—up to $5,000—should visit www.communitypartnershipgrants.org.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested funds from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1979. The funding has gone towards several programs to increase music and art literacy amongst the New Orleans population.

As of 2016, 254 grant applicants received funding from the Community Partnership Program; The foundation distributed $709,000, which averages to roughly $2,800 per grant.

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Grant is May 15th. The foundation is looking for organizations and activities that will utilize the funds between Sept 1st, 2017 and August 21st, 2018.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation offers grants in four categories: In-School Education Programs in Music, Arts, and Cultural Traditions; After-School and Summer Education Programs in Music, Arts, and Cultural Tradition. Festivals and Concerts in Music and Performing Arts; and Documentation and Preservation.

This year, deadlines dates are earlier. Last year, the foundation’s cut-off was July 1st. This year, all applications are due by May 1st. This year, the applications are only fillable via the online portal. The foundation is only taking one application per school.