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New Orleans City Council-Harrah's New Orleans Casino Community Support Grant Program

The City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grants Program was established under the terms of Ordinance 22163 M.C.S. that was adopted March 17, 2006. The purpose of the program is to provide grant support to local organizations and projects that contribute substantially to the well-being, development, and growth of the New Orleans community. The program is intended to be broad-based and to foster a diversity of meritorious organizations and projects.

All grant recipients must have their permanent location in the Parish of Orleans. Harrah's grant funds are available to the New Orleans City Council semiannually (twice-yearly), in the late spring (June) and in the fall (November). The Council receives $225,000 annually ($16,071 semiannual per Councilmember). Any funds not awarded at the end of the year will be rolled forward into the subsequent year. Funding is limited to not more than 50% of the total budget for an existing organization/project and not more than 25% of the total budget for a start-up organization or new project. Harrah's grant funds cannot be used for political activities, or for programs which are operated by or take place in primary/secondary education institutions. Requests should be submitted to individual Councilmembers' offices.

Deadlines to submit the Harrah's grant applications:

Cycle I Due Date

Cycle II Due Date

Disbursement of Remaining Balances Due Date

May 15
(June Allocation)

October 15
(November Allocation)

March 15
(April Rollover Balances)

* If either dates falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to 4:30 p.m. (local time) on the following Monday.  Deadlines are based on Local Time.

After the submission of a grant application and supporting documents, they are reviewed by the Council, and awards will be made by Council resolution. Every effort will be made to deliver funds to Grantees within 30 days of an award decision.

For additional information, please download the application below or request an application from the City Council Fiscal Unit, City Hall, Room 1E06, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Please contact the Fiscal Unit at (504) 658-1000 or (504) 658-1095 with any questions.

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