Date: September 13, 2021

Contact: North Andover Cultural Council, Anna Choi

Phone: 978.618.1836



Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due Friday, October 15, 2021

The North Andover Cultural Council has set October 15, 2021 11:59 PM as deadline for online submission for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the North Andover community.

PLEASE NOTE: The North Andover Cultural Council is part of a Direct Grant program eliminating the requirement that awards made using the Mass Cultural Council allocation be reimbursement-based. During this program, we will be making grant money available in full to grantees once their projects are approved. If you are awarded a grant, you will be required to submit a final report to the North Andover Cultural Council upon completion of your program. For guidelines on this program, please go to;…/lccguidelines…

Please note that the Massachusetts Cultural Council has set up an online application submission process available at…/application-process/ . North Andover Cultural Council will evaluate candidates for grants that meet the deadline via this online submittal.

According to Council spokesperson, Anna Choi, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in North Andover — including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

IN ADDITION: Organizations can ask for funding for equipment needed to make “REMOTE” artistic performances and productions feasible. We do not know how long the social distancing guidelines will be mandatory but would like to see our community have access to cultural events even through ZOOM or using other socially distanced measures.

The North Andover Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the North Andover Cultural Council will distribute approximately $12,600 in grants. Previously funded projects include: the Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover School Enrichment Council, and North Andover Council on Aging.

For North Andover Schools interested in receiving funding for field trip transportation costs, please visit Big Yellow School Bus provides $200 grants to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips to non-profit cultural institutions and activities in the arts, sciences, and humanities across Massachusetts.

After October 15th, the North Andover Cultural Council will be having a meeting to discuss grant allocations. The Public is invited and will be notified about the date as soon as it is set. For specific guidelines and complete information about online application submittal, and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program, please visit For additional information not found on the website, please contact Anna Choi at

Big Yellow School Bus – Mass Cultural Council MASSCULTURALCOUNCIL.ORG

Big Yellow School Bus – Mass Cultural Council Grants to help K-12 schools meet the costs of providing educational field trips to Massachusetts cultural institutions and events

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🚨 IMPORTANT: @FEMA and @FCC plan nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency.

FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for August 11th. Test messages will be sent to TVs and radios, along with select cell phones that have opted-in to receive test messages. 
Time: 2:20 PM EDT – 2:50 PM EDT

Event Details

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) this summer.

The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests will begin at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

The EAS national test is very similar to regular monthly tests typically originated by state authorities. During the test, radios and televisions across the country may interrupt normal programming to play the EAS test message. The message may be delivered in English or Spanish.

The WEA test will be directed only to consumer cell phones where the subscriber has opted-in to receive test messages, which will be in either English or Spanish, depending on the device’s language settings. Most mobile phones will not display the test message. In contrast, consumers will automatically receive real emergency alerts on compatible phones (even if they do not receive the test message).  Instructions for how to opt-in to receive the test message on mobile devices can be found here.

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FEMA, FCC Conducting System Tests of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures

FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Aug. 11 Test Messages Will be Sent to TVs and Radios Along with Select Cell Phones That Have Opted-in to Receive Test Messages Press Release