Registry of Community Organizations

The Office of Community Development administers federal grants to community-based organizations to assess, develop, and implement programs to address priority needs of the Consolidated Plan. Only organizations that have filled out the Registry of Neighborhood Organizations application and been certified are eligible to receive funding.

The Registry ensures that all applicants meet minimum eligibility requirements to receive federal and state grants through OCD.

Application Requirements

  • Must be a Legal Business
  • Possess a U.S Federal Tax Identification (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Cannot be debarred or have outstanding audit findings, or a delinquent audit

Application Process

The Registry of Community Organizations Application requests basic information, including:

  • IRS non-profit status
  • Certification of Good Standing from the Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Articles of Incorporation & By-laws
  • Program service area, staff experience and fiscal capacity

Completed applications with required attachments must be submitted in PDF format to and For additional questions, please contact a member of the Planning Staff at (504)658-4200.

Funding Process

Once organizations are certified on the Registry of Community Organizations, they are eligible to apply for funding when the Office of Community Development issues a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). At this time, there are no calls for funding open.

Certification of Consistency

Organizations applying directly for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) NOFA grants may be required to provide Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan HUD-2995 Form. To complete this application, organizations must:

  • Be currently certified on OCD’s Registry of Organizations
  • Complete Letter of Request for HUD’s Certification of Consistency
  • Complete HUD NOFA application
  • Complete HUD-2995 Form requesting Local HUD Authority, the signature of the OCD
  • Allow five to seven business days for request.

Completed information with required attachments must be submitted in PDF format. HUD-2995 Form for Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan must be sent in a word document for signature to For additional questions, please contact Donna Jones-Pearson at (504) 658-4347