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Funding for 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Grants Announced

Published October 18, 2010

The Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) invites proposals for planning and conducting community volunteer service projects commemorating Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 17, 2011. Successful applicants will receive up to $500 to help implement projects.

Copies of the Request for Proposals are available by clicking here.  All proposals must be submitted electronically using the online format described in the Request for Proposals. Proposals must be submitted no later than 2:00 PM local time on November 30, 2010. No faxed or emailed proposals will be accepted.

Last year, the Maine Commission for Community Service awarded 16 recipients $450 each to aide in developing community volunteer service projects.  These exciting projects took place all across the state, from York to Washington County. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects significantly impacted communities and celebrated the legacy of Dr. King.  Over 1,300 volunteer hours were contributed.

The Martin Luther King Day of Service is an important way for Maine’s people to experience the significance of service, volunteerism and collaboration amongst their neighbors. This funding will allow participants to create and implement service projects that will not only impact their communities, but celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to service, non-violence, and diversity.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing volunteer managers, raising awareness, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.