The Council approved Resolution R-17-570 to approve City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grant funds per each Council district, subject to each organization's eligibility.
The City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grants Program was established on March 17, 2006, to support local organizations and projects within Orleans Parish that contribute substantially to the well-being, development and growth of the community.
The Council is eligible to receive Harrah's grant funds semi-annually in the months of June and November, amounting to $225,000 a year ($16,071 semi-annually 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 percent of the total budget for an existing organization/project and not more than 25 percent 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.
For a full list of grant fund recipients, click here.