EXECUTIVE ORDER
BJ 08-76

Executive Department Grants Portal


WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana desires to effectively maximize the use of federal, state and private grant funds available to local governments, nonprofits and private citizens;

WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana desires to increase the awareness of availability of such funds and programs available to agencies of the state, units of local government, as well as nonprofit and faith-based organizations;

WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana desires to reduce duplication of effort among the agencies of the state;

WHEREAS, there are a multitude of existing federal and state grants available;

WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana seeks to encourage the use of competitive grant funding by local governments as well as nonprofit and faith-based organizations;

WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana seeks to make searching for grant funding easier by consolidating application information into a single location;

WHEREAS, citizens, local governments and nonprofit organizations should be able to find information on available grants in a single location;

WHEREAS, the Division of Administration is part of the executive branch of the state of Louisiana;

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: The Division of Administration shall create an online grants portal. This portal shall contain information on all grants the state distributes to other parties. This shall include federal grants that are administered by the state of Louisiana. This portal is to be created by March 2, 2009.

SECTION 2: The Division of Administration shall create policies and procedures as necessary to create the grants portal.

SECTION 3: Each department of the executive branch of state government shall assign a single point of contact that will be responsible for providing the information necessary for the grants portal for that department.

SECTION 4: The Board of Regents in conjunction with the management board of the institutions of post-secondary education shall submit a plan to the Commissioner of Administration, which outlines how such institutions will comply with the objectives set forth in this Order. This plan shall be submitted to the Commissioner by January 15, 2009.

SECTION 5: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies and officers of the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the implementation of the provisions of this Order.

SECTION 6: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 27th day of August, 2008.

Bobby Jindal
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Jay Dardenne
Secretary of State