This project enables individuals with disabilities and the elderly to start small businesses.  Through self – employment, participants are given the opportunity to utilize their talents and creativity in creating a small business.  This project offers financial assistance in the form of a small interest – free loan of up to $1,000 per person.

The Micro Enterprise Business Loan Program is a collaborative effort.  Through the Real Choice Systems Change Grant, DHH – Office of Aging and Adult Services and The Arc of Louisiana were given the chance to develop and implement a Mico-Enterprise/Small Business Loan Program.

For more information or to receive an application, please contact our office by phone 225-383-1033, or via email at the info@thearcla.org.

Examples of small business:

  • Jewelry
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Homemade goodies
  • Greeting cards
  • Recycling