The Local Cultural Council Program, the second largest grant program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is a grassroots complement to the agency's centralized grant programs. Allocations are made to all of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns to support community cultural activities. The LCC Program is the most extensive system of its kind in the nation to support arts, sciences and humanities.
2,500 volunteers comprise boards in each community to review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations to fund field trips, afterschool programs, concerts and festivals -- programs that are part of people's everyday lives. LCCs also accept and review applications for a student ticket subsidy program, called the PASS Program.
Thanks to LCCs, cultural activities take place in schools, community centers, libraries, elder care facilities, town halls, parks and wherever communities come together.