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The Oxford Cultural Council (OCC) is looking for new members. By law we are allowed up to 22 members to serve the Oxford community by reviewing grant applications and more. If you are interested, please e-mail email@example.com or contact the Town Manager. Read our Mission statement and OCC guidelines below.
The mission of the MCC and its local council partners is "to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
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In addition to the MCC guidelines, the Oxford Cultural Council has established the following guidelines:
1. Application forms are available at the Oxford Library, Town Hall, and online at: LCC Grant Application Form and Field Trip Application Form
In order to expedite the grant process, applications should be:
Please call the Town Clerk's office at 508-987-6032 or email Oxford Cultural Council with any questions.
2. Projects must take place within and/or involve residents from Oxford. Prior written commitment from an Oxford Institution or Organization (Local Sponsor) must be obtained and contained with the grant application.
3. Any school or organization submitting multiple requests for funding must prioritize their projects otherwise the OCC will prioritize according to our judgment.
4. We will not grant funds to pay for transportation of any kind. Transportation assistance may be available at www.massculturalcouncil.org/programs/bigyellow.asp.
Oxford Cultural Council Timeline:
Application deadline—October 15. Completed applications must be received or postmarked by October 15. Send application and supporting materials to:
The Oxford Cultural Council, 325 Main Street, Oxford, MA 01540.
Notification of disapproved applications—No later than December 1st
Notification of approved applications—January
Reimbursement requests: Projects that have been completed before the end of the fiscal year (June 30) must submit a request for reimbursement by July 1 in order to comply with the requirements of the Town of Oxford’s Accounting Department. Other projects should submit reimbursement requests within two months of the completion of the project but no later than one year from the date of the approval notification letter.
Application Process: Late applications cannot be accepted. The Oxford Cultural Council cannot be held responsible for applications lost in the mail. If an application is lost and the applicant can demonstrate that an application was sent by the postmarked deadline, the council will consider the application on-time. Without proof, the council will treat the application as late and ineligible for funding.
Funding: Requests for project modifications and extensions beyond the grant period will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing. Modification requests must be made before the change is implemented. Extension requests must be submitted no later than one year from the date of the approval letter. The council will review and vote on the request and notify applicants in writing of its decision.