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The Next 300 Challenge Award Guidelines

The 300th anniversary marks where we have been and presents an opportunity to set the course for where we are going. As we look ahead to the next 300 years, all New Orleanians have a unique opportunity to forge solutions based on effort, innovation, and partnership to solve some of our greatest challenges, with faith and hope in a better tomorrow.

Designed by the Mayor’s Office and the 2018 NOLA Commission, the Tricentennial Challenge is an ideas competition that seeks to generate and seed innovative & collaborative solutions to some of the most systemic & generational challenges facing New Orleans. We hope this award galvanizes broader New Orleans communities to create and innovate and ensures participation in the Tricentennial from community organizations, non-profits, and more. These projects should focus on policy and programmatic outcomes that have a positive impact on our city’s future.

All projects should address the central mission of the Challenge Award:

Successful ideas will address one or more of the three core challenges below in a way that (1) focuses on results for future generations of New Orleanians and (2) showcases the culture and unique characteristics of our city.

Proposed projects should fit all three of the following project criteria:



Awards will be made in varying amounts based on ideas brought forward. Each project must choose a funding range for their project at the time of initial application:



Applicants must be in good financial standing to receive funding from the Challenge Award.


Application Timeline:


To Apply:

The deadline for submitting has passed.


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