What criteria are used to make grant decisions?
Proposals are evaluated by several criteria: benefit to the community, quality of the activity, evidence of planning, qualifications of the individual(s) who will lead the activity, track record of the sponsoring group, clarity of the proposal, and benefit to Sudbury residents. School related proposals must be for enrichment activities and not for programs, supplies or salaries that should be part of the school budget. Call the SCC for clarification about any school and library requests, or about any capital expenditure requests. The SCC carefully scrutinizes repeat requests and limits funding to three consecutive years. It is recommended that proposals include other sources of support to show the project is not dependent solely on SCC funding.