Program eligibility. Applicants may apply for grants for programs that take place during an 18 month window of eligibility between July 1, preceding the application deadline in October, and December 31 of the following year.
This means that applicants may apply for projects that have already happened or which happen prior to LCCs’ grant announcements, with the knowledge that funding is not guaranteed. Local councils are authorized to establish a smaller window of eligibility; if they do so, they must publish the eligible dates in their local guidelines.
Applicant eligibility. Applicants must reside in Massachusetts and should have been engaged in the kind of activity for which funds are requested for at least one year. Local councils may accept applications from individuals, non-profit organizations, public schools, libraries and other municipal agencies, religious organizations and more.