FY18 EAF application process is closed. We are currently reviewing all application that were received. Applications will be reviewed by two External Agency Fund panels, which include Metro Council members and community members, and those recommendations will be included in Mayor Fischer’s recommended FY18 Metro budget.
Louisville Metro External Agency Funds are Louisville Metro General Fund grants awarded to non-profit organizations offering programs or services that advance the long-range vision and goals established by Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government.
Louisville Metro Government strives to award funding to agencies making a measurable positive impact in the community that are good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
The grants are available for Social Services programs, administered by the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services (LMCS), and for Arts and Creative Industries programs, administered by the Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development. The External Agency Funds are awarded annually to non-profit organizations offering programs or services in Louisville/Jefferson County that align with the Mayor's and the departments’ strategic goals.
For the Social Services funding program, qualified non-profits committed to providing services that achieve meaningful outcomes for Louisville citizens in the following key areas are encouraged to apply:
- Decreasing homelessness
- Increasing household financial stability
- Increasing youth, teen, and/or young adult engagement in quality programming; or
- Increasing access to services and resources for a targeted population.
For the Arts and Creative Industries funding program, non-profits committed to providing arts and cultural attractions to the Louisville community are encouraged to apply. Eligible arts and creative industries organizations should demonstrate how a program supports the following primary focus areas of Mayor Fischer's Strategic Plan:
- Economic development initiatives related to arts and creative industries
- Creative place making and arts-based programs in neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment
- Opportunities for citizens to access and engage with visual, performing and other arts experiences
Successful grantees will be required to report quarterly on their success in meeting goals and outcomes.