• Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) announces state allocations to the local cultural councils.
  • On September 1 all councils have posted their local guidelines and priorities to their public webpage. Applicants should review the application process and learn about any local council criteria.  

October 17

  • Grant applications must be submitted to the Watertown Cultural Council by October 16, 2017.
  • Applications are now done entirely online.  No hardcopy applications will be accepted.


  • Between November 1 and December 30 councils will hold voting meetings to make decisions on applications, send denial letters, and handle reconsiderations.


  • By January 15, 2018 councils will have submitted their Annual Report to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and will begin to notify successful applicants.


  • Watertown Cultural Council processes reimbursement requests with their municipality. The time to process reimbursements varies but can take from 4 to 8 weeks.
  • Grantees carry out their programs and acknowledge the funding they've received through the MCC/WCC.