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Grant Opportunities

Published March 10, 2010

AmeriCorps*State Planning Grant Competition 

Maine RFP # 201002598
Submission deadline: 23 April 2010 at 2pm

The Maine Commission for Community Service solicits proposals to support future new AmeriCorps program applicants as they undertake the planning required to move a sound program concept through development to the point it is ready for implementation. Planning Grant funds may not be used to support AmeriCorps members or supplement operations of an existing program. 

AmeriCorps is a national service program, which engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in team-based community service to meet critical local needs. Funding priorities in this competition are identified in the RFP document and there is a special focus on proposals from Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Waldo, or Washington counties.

Eligible applicants include  private or public non-profit organizations, state/local government, Native American Tribal governments, and institutions of higher education that have never received grant funding to operate an AmeriCorps*State/National program. Typical grants range from $12,000 to $30,000 depending on the length of time proposed by the applicant (6 - 12 months). 

To access the full Request for Proposal, register & dowload PDF here.

American Honda Foundation
Sudmission Deadline: Aug 1,2010.

The American Honda Foundation is making available one-year grants from $20,000 to $60,000 for youth education and scientific education. Educational institutions, including K-12, colleges and universities, community colleges and trade schools are eligible, as well as nonprofit organizations and other foundations. "Scientific education" encompasses physical and life sciences, mathematics and the environmental sciences.

To be considered for possible funding, programs related to youth and scientific education should: Be dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind; Be soundly managed and administered by enthusiastic and dedicated individuals; Look to the future; Offer innovative and creative programs that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to complex cultural, educational, scientific and social concerns;  Ensure a broad scope, intent, impact and outreach.  

For more details on this grant, including contact information and other new private and federal educational funding opportunities, click here.