Direct Grant Application Checklist

Direct Grant Application Checklist

Direct Grant Checklist:

  • Applicants should review the guidelines and priorities as well as the following:

    • Prior award history taken into consideration

    • Venue needs to be handicap accessible

    • Grant does not fund food at the event

    • Applicant must be Massachusetts resident

  • Create account on MCC website

  • Complete Application form (see samples below*)

    • Confirm venue, date & time

    • Description of event

    • Upload local sponsor letter (Hudson Cultural Council requirement)

    • Describe how event relates to Hudson community


If awarded grant:

Once Annual Report is completed, Hudson Cultural Council sends grant packet to grantee which includes:

  • Approval Letter, Grant Agreement, W-9 and the Final Report.

  • Grantee signs and sends Grant Agreement & W-9 back to HCC. (returned within 2-4 weeks)

  • HCC forwards Grant Agreement & W9 to Hudson Town Office

(HCC does NOT keep copy of W-9 form).

  • Municipality processes paperwork and sends payments directly to the grantees.

  • Grantee reports in writing any changes made to the project as outlined in the grant application (date, location, program changes, etc) to the Hudson Cultural Council prior to the onset of the project/program.

  • Grantees must send to the Hudson Cultural Council the Final Report and any additional materials mentioned in the award letter. The report is due within 2 weeks of program completion but is mandatory within one year of date on approval letter.