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Strategic Plan
2016-17 through 2021-22


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Office of Cultural Development

Division of Archaeology curation fee increase  

The Division of Archaeology, Office of Cultural Development, proposes to increase the fee charged for each box of archaeological materials submitted for curation at the Division’s Curation facility from $200/box to $400 per box.  The Division also proposes to assess a fee of $1300/year for each qualified agency and organization accessing the Division’s online Geographic Information System databases.  Access to the databases will be free for any qualified individual or entity at the Division’s offices.  The Notice of Intent was published in the Louisiana Register on 20 October 2016.  The proposed fees will take effect on 1 February 2017.

The report to each House and Senate oversight committee was submitted on 5 December 2016. Click here for a copy of that report (PDF)

2016 Louisiana Flooding

Click here for information and resources for those affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana.


Division of Archaeology
The Division of Archaeology operates under three mandates: the federal National Historic Preservation Act, the state Archaeological Resources Act and the state Unmarked Burial Sites Act. These responsibilities relate to recording, protecting and distributing information about the state's archaeological resources.


Division of the Arts
The Division of the Arts is responsible for the development and promotion of the arts for the benefit of all people of Louisiana. This is accomplished through several grants programs that award funds to Louisiana artists and arts organizations to help provide arts activities statewide.


Division of Historic Preservation
The Division of Historic Preservation encourages the preservation of Louisiana's significant historic sites and buildings, such as plantation homes, lighthouses, log cabins and battlefields.


CODOFILCouncil for the Development of French in Louisiana
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) was created in 1968 by the state legislature, because of the vast number of native French speakers in Louisiana. According to Legislative Act No. 409, CODOFIL is empowered to "do any and all things necessary to accomplish the development, utilization, and preservation of the French language as found in Louisiana for the cultural, economic and touristic benefit of the state."

2016 Flooding
In response to the recent flooding, we hope the following information will be helpful to all of our constituents:

National Heritage Responders Available to Assist with Louisiana Flooding
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation offers free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations impacted by flooding.
FEMA Program & Policy Guide
Offers a complete guide for the Public Assistance policy and an overview of the program implementation process.
Resilient Heritage Booklet
A booklet developed by the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the National Park Service to educate the public on disaster resiliency.
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
Offers basic salvage guidelines for treasured possessions.