New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund

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New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund (NOTCF) Grant Application Information

Thank You for your interest in NOTCF’s Grant Program! In 2024, there will be three (3) application cycles. The intake days will be January 2, 2024, May 1, 2024, and September 3, 2024.

Please thoroughly read the UPDATED Grants Program Process

Cycle 1: January 2024 Intake Grant Information

The grant portal will be open on January 2, 2024, for 24 hours with no limit to the number of submissions accepted.

Applicants can only be approved for ONE (1) grant application in a calendar year.

For budget purposes, each level will have a limit to the number of applications approved. Maximum applications approved for Cycle 1:

  • Level 1 Mini-Grant ($1 - $2500): 100 applications (70 independently submitted applications and 30 applications with an appointment)
  • Level 2 ($2,501 - $9,999): 24 applications
  • Level 3 ($10,000 - $100,000): 20 applications

Applications that are missing required documentation will not be considered for funding and will be notified through the Submittable messaging system.

Once The Grants Team has reached the maximum number of completed applications per level, the initial vetting/review process will be closed.

Applications that are not reviewed because the maximum number of applications have been accepted and approved will be notified through Submittable.

If an LLC or For-Profit Entity has been awarded at least three (3) grants, the fourth (4th) and future grants are limited to Level 2 ($2,501 - $9,999). This would encourage for-profit businesses to seek other revenue streams or consider expanding the services to increase revenues and sustain their businesses.

The UPDATED NOTCF General Funding Terms and Conditions is available on our website.

Submittable Portal Information

With our new application portal, you must create a login to apply, and your account with Submittable will be used to communicate information about any applications or forms submitted with NOTCF.

If you are a returning user of Submittable, please log in and apply where applicable to your organization.

If you are experiencing login difficulties, please reset your password through the portal. If you are still unable to log in, you must contact Submittable's Help Desk (the orange magnifying glass) for additional assistance.

If you have questions regarding the new portal outside of what is stated above, please email The Grants Program Team at

NOTCF Mission

The mission of the New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund is to support cultural industries and culture bearers of the City of New Orleans through partnerships, grants, and programs to advance sustainable tourism.

Individuals and organizations who align with this mission are encouraged to apply for funding. Please ensure to read our General Funding Terms and Conditions before applying. 

Thank you and remember that "Culture Is Our Open Door."

New Orleans Tourism and Cultural Fund