In order to apply for an LCC grant, applicants must meet all eligibility and criteria requirements of the LCC Program.
The postmark deadline for
applications is October 15
LOCAL GUIDELINES AND
What is the Plymouth Cultural Council mission?
The mission of the PCC is to promote excellence, diversity and
innovation in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences through education,
access and local involvement so that artists can thrive economically; and all citizens
can participate in a vital arts community.
We Can Fund
fund projects involving the performance, exhibition and enjoyment of the arts, humanities
and interpretive sciences. Field trips,
formerly called PASS Grants, subsidize the cost of admission to performances,
tours and exhibits for students. There is no longer a maximum ticket price. Transportation
and refreshments costs will not be covered by grants.
applicants for PCC grants (both LCC grants and field trips) include: individuals; private non-profit
organizations; un-incorporated associations; schools (including public,
private, parochial, home-schooling groups, special needs, after- school, and
other school groups); libraries; science educators or other humanists; and
religious organizations. In the case of religious organizations, projects must
be primarily cultural in their intent, without the effect of advancing
PCC looks for
that most directly benefit the Plymouth community.
from a diversity of age groups, cultural backgrounds, and local institutions
by local organizations
or creative merit
Direct community benefit and involvement
among community groups
by local applicants
with a match of cash or services
What is the application
The application form can be completed and printed out at http://massculturalcouncil.org/applications/lccapp.html
Include 15 copies with the original and one set of supporting materials such as: resume(s) of key
personnel, organizational brochures, letters of support/commitment, artist
samples (video, slides, writings, portfolio, etc.).
Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want materials
Applications must be post-marked by October 15.. Mail to Plymouth Cultural Council, P. O. Box 1785, Plymouth, MA
02362. , DO NOT LEAVE APPLICATIONS AT TOWN HALL AS THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
What is the grant award process?
The local council reviews all applications and submits its funding
recommendations to the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Applicants should not
implement any project or publicize receipt of any award until official state
approval has been received since the MCC may overturn or amend local decisions.
PCC reviews applications in November, and may vote to fund totally, partially
fund, or not fund applicants. Un-funded applicants are notified in writing in late
November. Applicants who have been denied may request reconsideration in
writing within 15 days of denial if they feel that the PCC has not followed
published review procedure or state and local guidelines; but they cannot
dispute PCC's decision on artistic grounds or if they are unsatisfied with the
amount of the grant award. Approved applicants are notified of the amount of
their grant in writing in January.
How will I be reimbursed?
Payments are made on a reimbursement basis only. Reimbursements
generally take 6 to 8 weeks. Applicants are sent an MCC reimbursement form with
their initial grant approval notification. Submission of this form to the
Plymouth Cultural Council is required for their payment request. This form can also be found at
www.massculturalcouncil.org/contracts/lccreim.pdf. To be reimbursed, the
Town of Plymouth also requires applicants to fill out and submit IRS Form W-9,
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, which can be
found at www.irs/gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf. With permission of the council,
progress or interim payments may be requested for the portion of the project
that has been carried out. Final reimbursement will not be made until the
project is completed. Requests for extensions beyond the grant period will be
considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing no later
than one year from the date of the approval letter. The council will review and
vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision. PCC should
receive adequate notice and invitation to the funded event. Projects and
payment requests need to be completed within a year of the final award
To receive reimbursement, grantees must acknowledge the source of funding,
either by using the MCC logo or the following credit line in all verbal and
written promotion: "This program is supported in part by a grant from
the [Town] Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, a state agency." Applicants submit their final
report, documentation (news; receipts, etc.), and payment request form with
original signature within 60 days of project completion, not later than the
Grant cycle dates
Application deadline -- Oct. 15 (postmarked )
Notification of disapproved applications - late November
Notification of approved applications --
Projects must take place between October 15 and December 31 of the following
Requests for reimbursement may be filed immediately following the
completion of grant project/event.