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LCC Toolkit

Guidelines & Forms

Program Guidelines

Please note this PDF now also includes guidelines for LCCs offering Direct Grants.


Conflict of Interest

Council Programs

Financial Reporting


The sample documents provided in this section are meant to be tailored by each council to meet their individual needs

Grant Writing Workshop Materials

Communications with Applicants
Approved Applicants

Reimbursement Process

Direct Grant Process

Disapproved Applicants

Press Releases

Community Input Materials

Other Guidance

Municipal Guide to Local Cultural Councils: A Primer for Local Government Officials (PDF)

Municipal Guide to Local Cultural Council Fundraising (PDF)

Accessibility Compliance Tools for Grantees
The National Endowment for the Arts’ guides are designed to help organizations comply with ADA and Section 504 and assist in making access an integral part of planning, mission, programs, outreach, meetings, budget, and staffing.

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