Application & Granting Timeline


  • Grant application opens September 1.

        • The grant application period has closed for FY23 (Fiscal Year 2023, July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). For FY24, grant application can begin again, September 2023; see below for more information continue to follow our Facebook page and visit our website.

  • By September 1, Hudson Cultural Council updates guidelines and priorities based on community input. Applicants should visit this page to learn of any priorities or required supplemental materials, such as a support letter, to be submitted with their application.


  • Grant applications must be submitted to Hudson Cultural Council through the online system by the deadline, October 19.

November – December

  • Hudson Cultural Council holds voting meetings to make decisions on applications, send denial letters, and address reconsideration requests.

January – March

  • Hudson Cultural Council will send approval notifications and publicize grant awards.

  • Grant Recipients will be contacted regarding publicity. Grantees submit reimbursement or Direct Grant materials, acknowledge the funding they’ve received through Mass Cultural Council/LCC.

  • Hudson Cultural Council begins processing reimbursement requests or grants.

May - July

  • To learn about what the Hudson community needs, and to help make informed grant decisions, every year we conduct a community survey and post the results when the survey is complete. Your responses are important to help discover the needs and interests of our community.


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  • Hudson Cultural Council processes reimbursement requests with their municipality. The time it takes varies but can take 4-8 weeks.

  • Grantees carry out their programs, submit reimbursement or Direct Grant materials, and acknowledge the funding they’ve received through Mass Cultural Council/LCC.

  • If you're interested in joining the Hudson Cultural Council, contact us any time. (More info listed here.)

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  • For a more detailed timeline posted by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, click here