MCC Grant Writing Tips
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MCC Grant Writing Tips
Grant evaluators need all the information that you can provide. They are looking for clear, concise information that describes the project in detail: who, where, when, and how much it will cost.
Read the LCC Prioritites and Application Guidelines and review application online information and tutorials. This will inform you of the specific criteria they are looking for. For any questions you may have, visit: https://massculturalcouncil.org/communities/local-cultural-council-program/
Below are some of the questions they ask in a grants review:
What is the project? How does this project provide a public benefit? Clearly state how the funds received from this grant will be spent.
Where will the project take place? When you plan to do it? Be sure to give projected dates, times, and locations for the eventd and include a letter of confirmation from the venue.
How many people are involved and how many do you anticipate will be served?
If targeted participants include an undeserved population, then how will these participants be selected? How will you reach your intended audience? What are your specific plans for promotion?
Who is involved in the planning process for this project (list specific names, organizations and what they contribute to the project).
Who is responsible for overseeing the project? (Include resumes with the proposal)
Does the community it will serve support this project?
Detailed Budget: Include all out-of-pocket costs and in-kind donations (i.e. free use of space or donated services) in your budget statement. Include all expenses including space rental, project supplies and fees.
Do you have matching funds for the project? (This is sometimes required by the granting source.) Grant committees look kindly upon those that are not solely dependent on their funds.
If the project is only partially funded, can it be modified and completed successfully? If so, how?
Here are some last tips to wrap up your application process:
Grant Cycle deadline is October 17, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. All applications are processed online at:
Posted: Fri, Jul 15, 2022 09:04 AM
Updated Tue, Aug 9, 2022 12:00 AM