The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is looking for individuals and organizations in New Orleans to partner with NORDC to provide programs to the community for the fall of 2017, with programming to take place between August 2017 and December 2017.

Providers can apply to host programs at any of its recreation centers, parks or playgrounds at no cost.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Monday, April 17. The application can be downloaded here.

While all applicants are welcome, NORDC is especially looking for partners for the following types of programs that serve youth, teens, adults and seniors, and special needs however, all applicants are welcome:

  • After School Programs (Academic and Enrichment)
  • Special Needs Programs (Athletics and Enrichment)
  • Cultural Arts (Drumming, Dance, Sewing, Crafts, Mardi Gras Beading, Costuming, Theater)
  • Fitness (Yoga, Zumba, Aerobics, Line Dancing, Cross Fit, Gymnastics)

Once the application is approved, the provider will be required to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement (CEA) with the city of New Orleans prior to program implementation.

NORDC also needs programming partners for the newly-renovated NORD Milne NOLA FOR LIFE Center (5420 Franklin Ave.) The NORD Milne NOLA FOR LIFE Center serves as a central location for youth to participate in programming for Mayor Landrieu’s murder reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE. NORDC seeks to partner with organizations that provide the following programming that helps to reduce risk of involvement in violence among youth, promote pro-social behavior and/or build strong peer and positive adult relationships among youth.

While the primary purpose of the NORD Milne NOLA FOR LIFE Center is to serve New Orleans youth, the goal is to use the space to provide diverse programming to the entire Gentilly community. As such, applications from interested organizations serving all populations will be accepted.

NORDC will host technical assistance workshops on Wed., April 5 and Fri., April 7 to assist anyone with questions or need assistance with completing the application. Representatives from NORDC will be on hand to review the application in detail, discuss the timeline and provide an overview of the required documents. The workshops will be held at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, April 5th at St. Bernard Recreation Center (1500 Lafreniere St., New Orleans, La 70122) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 7th at NORD Milne Recreation Center (5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, La, 70122) from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To submit an application, email or deliver in person to the attention of the Revenue & Contracts Manager at the NORDC Administrative Office, 5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122.

For questions about the application or the submission process, email