Louisiana Nonprofit & Small Business Assistance Program

Small Business & Nonprofit Assistance Program

The application period for the Louisiana Nonprofit & Small Business Assistance Program has closed.
Due to the large volume of applications, LDR is unable to provide a status update for a specific application. However,
if you are approved for grant assistance, LDR will contact you at the information provided on your application by October 22.
Please understand that a limited number of applications will be approved based on priority and available funding for this program.

Have a Nonprofit or Small Business?

You may qualify for this grant.

The Louisiana Nonprofit and Small Business Assistance Program provides funding to eligible nonprofits and small businesses to provide aid or assistance to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.



  • Have been open and actively operating as of June 17, 2021
  • Be in good standing with the Louisiana Secretary of State‚Äôs Office, if applicable
  • Be in compliance with applicable federal and Louisiana tax laws for tax years 2019 and 2020
  • Not exist to advance partisan political activity
  • Not directly lobby federal or state officials
  • Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Revenue to ensure funds are properly expended


  • Eligible organizations include public charities and faith-based organizations that provide social services to the broader community
  • Grant recipients must use funds to administer aid to individuals impacted by COVID-19
  • Priority given to organizations that provide food, employment, and education assistance programs

Small Business

  • Eligible businesses include corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships
  • Grant recipients must use funds for workforce development activities
  • Businesses must have 50 or fewer full-time employees