Milton Cultural Council grant period open through Oct. 15, 2019

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Milton Cultural Council grant period open through Oct. 15, 2019

The Milton Cultural Council is a local grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. It is a grassroots complement to the agency’s centralized grant programs. Allocations are made to all of Massachusetts’ 351 cities and towns from the state-wide program to support community cultural activities. The MCC Program is the most extensive system of its kind in the nation to support arts, sciences and humanities. We review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations to fund after school programs, concerts, festivals, and other cultural activities.

Funding Priorities

Individuals, schools, and organizations can apply for grants for community cultural activities. Applications are submitted on line.

Project grants are given out to encourage artists or organizations with projects that are innovative, collaborative in nature, benefit the Milton community, and demonstrate artistic excellence.

Funding priority is given to Milton artists and organizations, to projects that originate in Milton, and to projects that benefit a significant number of Milton residents.

Proposals are encouraged that reflect knowledge of specific Milton neighborhoods’ artistic, humanist and cultural needs and are collaborative efforts with local organizations.

The Milton Cultural Council encourages grant proposals that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Local Guidelines

Projects are funded for the period beginning September 1 and ending December 31 of the following calendar year. For example, applications due on October 15 2019 can include projects scheduled for execution from September 1 2019 until December 31 2020.

The Milton Cultural Council will prioritize applications that have a local Milton sponsor or are hosted by a Milton organization. Projects must have a significant Milton impact.

The Milton Cultural Council encourages applications for programs that provide cultural enrichment. However, the Milton Cultural Council does not fund field trips or excursions.

Milton Cultural Council funds are not intended to replace existing public funds for programs in the arts and humanities. We also do not fund programs that replace school-funded programs and activities.

The Milton Cultural Council will not fund projects if the request is the sole source of funding for the project. Applicants must demonstrate that their proposal has alternative funding sources besides the Milton Cultural Council in the budget section of their application.

Applicants, entities, and organizations are limited to TWO (2) applications per grant cycle. No organization will be the beneficiary of more than two grants.

The council does not award grants to the same project for more than three consecutive years.

This is a reimbursement program; no money is given upfront. Award money will be available to you only after you have completed your project. All reimbursement requests must be accompanied by proper documentation which includes:

  • MCC reimbursement form
  • Financial information showing funds expended on said project
  • Paid invoices, canceled checks and/or receipts
  • Proof of proper credit to the MCC
  • Brief written summary of the event
  • Completed federal W-9 for the payee

The Milton Cultural Council grant process is governed by the requirements and regulations established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.mass-culture. org/milton.

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