The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the “Corporation’’) anticipates the availability of approximately $500,000 to award 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Continuation Grants, subject to the availability of FY 2008 appropriations. The Corporation expects to make up to six awards covering a period of up to one year. The award amount for the third year will range from approximately $50,000 to $200,000.
Purpose of Grants: The purpose of the grants is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage people who do serve on this Holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together around the common focus of service to others.
Focus of Grants: Applicants must address how they will: 1) improve the lives of disadvantaged youth through engaging them in providing service to others or as recipients of service, 2) fund projects with a multi-state, national focus (10 or more states), or a comprehensive statewide initiative; 3) make a minimum of 10 subgrants or projects, 4) ensure that all subgrants or projects have significant activities that take place on or during Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, and 5) grow the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service activities from one year to the next. Eligible Applicants: Those organizations that received a 2007 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service grant from the Corporation.
For Further Information: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=14433
|Current Closing Date for Applications:
||Jul 12, 2007|