French language project grants available


The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund, a Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting grant proposals that foster or extend the growth of the French language in public discourse, the arts or education.

There are two grants available for up to $325 each to request funding for classroom projects, research, cultural activities and media projects that use spoken French in the community. 

Grants will be awarded based upon the quality of the proposals and their adherence to the Fund’s mission, which is to grow the use of spoken Cajun and Creole as much as possible. 

Applications can be downloaded on CFA’s website under the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014. 

The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund was established in memory of the late Richard Guidry. The mission is to support activities and projects that encourage, increase and improve the use of the multiple varieties of French languages and francophone cultures in Louisiana, especially the spoken use in public, in the arts and in education.

Please contact Brenda Mounier with the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund with any questions at For more information regarding Community Foundation of Acadiana or to learn how you can establish your own Fund, please contact Erin Winder at (337) 769-4842.  

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