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Rehoboth Local Cultural Council (LCC) Grants

Grants to Rehoboth, Massachusetts Nonprofits, Agencies,
Schools, and Individuals for Arts and Humanities Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 150876
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) - Rehoboth Local Cultural Council (LCC)

09/13/17

10/16/17

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Grants to Rehoboth, Massachusetts nonprofits, schools, libraries, municipal agencies, religious organizations, and individuals for arts, social sciences, and humanities activities. Funding will support a broad range of projects and programs benefitting the local community.

Local artists, historians, musicians, and craftspeople who have something to share with their community are encouraged to apply. Teachers are also encouraged to apply for grants which will help to defray the cost of field trips to cultural events.

The Rehoboth Cultural Council may approve grants for a broad range of projects and programs, such as operating support, ticket subsidy programs, field trips, artist residencies, public art, fellowships, or other activities, based on local priorities and needs.

Programs must be completed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Applicants must reside or be located in Massachusetts. The applicant, or person leading the project/program, should have been engaged in the kind of activity for which funds are requested for at least one year. Local Cultural Councils may accept applications from anyone included in the list below.

-Individuals: Individual applicants must show that a public benefit results from the project for which they are applying. A public presentation of an individual’s work may provide the needed public benefit. Individual members of Local Cultural Councils may apply for funding from a Local Cultural Council, but must observe all conflict of interest laws and regulations in the granting process. Local Cultural Councils may also establish their own rules regarding applications from council members as long as these are consistent with the state’s conflict of interest laws.

-Incorporated private nonprofit organizations:

-Unincorporated associations that can establish a nonprofit objective. A group of individuals coming together with a common purpose (e.g., local community band, theater group) that do not have nonprofit status.

-Public schools, libraries, other municipal agencies, and the Local Cultural Council itself.

-Religious organizations: Religious organizations or groups with a religious affiliation are eligible to apply for funding of cultural programming that is available to the general public. LCCs can only approve applications that are primarily cultural in their intent and do not have the effect of advancing religion.

Grant Restrictions:

-Refreshments: Grant funds received from a Local Cultural Council may not be used to purchase food or beverages.

-Scholarships: Although individual students are not eligible to apply for scholarships, an organization may apply to an LCC to sponsor a scholarship provided the Local Cultural Council feels the scholarship program provides sufficient public benefit and meets all other state and local criteria.

If you have never applied for this type of grant or just have a question, volunteers from the RCC will be at the Blanding Library to assist you with the application process on two dates:

-Wednesday, September 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
-Wednesday, September 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Grant applications will be accepted from September 1 through October 16, 2017.

Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

Grant Cycle Timeline

August:
-LCCs publicize the grant program locally

September:
-LCCs post council priorities on their council profiles by September 1
-Mass Cultural Council notifies LCCs of their allocation amounts
-LCCs update their contact information

October:
-Grant applications due to LCCs by October 15 (the deadline for the Rehoboth LCC is October 16, 2017)
-LCC Account Form due to Mass Cultural Council by October 15 (Section 1 of Annual Report)
-LCCs determine the total amount available for granting by October 15 (Section 2 of Annual Report)

November – December:
-LCCs conduct their grant cycle voting meetings
-LCCs send disapproval notifications
-LCCs handle any reconsideration requests
-LCCs enter grant decisions and grant cycle voting meeting into the online office

January:
-LCCs submit annual report to Mass Cultural Council by January 15
-Council Program final reports due January 15
-Mass Cultural Council transfers funds to LCCs
-LCCs send approval notifications and publicize grant awards
-LCCs begin processing reimbursement requests

Spring:
-LCCs process reimbursement requests
-LCCs ensure grant recipients acknowledge Mass Cultural Council and LCC funding
-LCCs attend funded projects and invite elected officials
-LCCs conduct their community input process

Additional information and application forms may be found here:
http://www.mass-culture.org/Rehoboth

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://mcc.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

Rehoboth Cultural Council
Molly Lewandowski
c/o Selectmens OfficeTown Hall
Rehoboth, MA 02769

774/565-5506
culturalcouncil@town.rehoboth.ma.us

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