Grant Process and Applications

2019 Application Period is Open.

  • 2019 Application Cycle
    • Applications released: June 5, 2019
    • Applications must be postmarked by: July 31, 2019

Details of Choose Life Grant Program:

For full details on the Louisiana Choose Life License Plate Program, please see Louisiana Revised Statute 47:463.61 that authorizes the specialty plate.  The proceeds from the sale of the distinctive Choose Life license plate are to be distributed annually to qualified agencies.

Qualifications for Agencies/Centers:

  • non-governmental, not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Agencies or Centers within the state of Louisiana.
  • The services of these Agencies or Centers must include counseling and other services intended to meet the needs of expectant mothers considering adoption for their unborn children.
  • Funds may not be distributed under any circumstances to any Agency or Center that is involved in or associated with abortion advocacy or activities, including, but not limited to, counseling for, or referrals to, abortion clinics, providing medical abortion related procedures, or pro-abortion advertising.

Agencies or Centers that receive the funds must designate fifty percent (50.0%) of
the funds received to provide for the needs of women in a crisis pregnancy who are
considering placing their children for adoption, including clothing, housing, medical care,
counseling, food, utilities, and transportation. Such funds may also be expended on infants awaiting placement with adoptive parents.

The remaining fifty percent (50%) may be used for counseling, training, and providing pregnancy testing, but may not be used for administrative expenses, legal expenses, or capital expenditures.

To receive funds, each Agency or Center must enter into and abide by a written
Application. In addition, each Agency or Center that receives these funds must submit an
annual statement of the disposition of the funds to the Louisiana Right to Life Educational Committee to certify they were spent in accordance with this agreement.

If you believe your Agency or Center meets these qualifications, you may contact us by:

  1. writing to the Louisiana Right to Life Educational Committee at: 200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124.
  2. emailing the Choose Life Advisory Council at [email protected]
  3. downloading an application from this website when they are made available.