2023 Application & Granting Timeline

FY23 Timeline


  • Grant application opens September 1.

  • At noon on September 1, LCC funding priorities and additional requirements will appear on their council profiles. Applicants should visit the profile of the LCC to which they are applying 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 the LCC through the online system by the deadline, October 17 at 11:59pm (ET).

November – December

  • LCCs hold voting meetings to make decisions on applications, send denial letters, and address reconsideration requests.

January – March

  • LCCs send approval notifications and publicize grant awards.

  • LCCs begin processing reimbursement requests or grants.


  • LCCs process reimbursement requests with their municipality. The time it takes LCCs and cities/towns to process reimbursements 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.

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

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