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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Mini-Grants Request for Proposals

Published October 4, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:  September 21, 2011
FROM: Krysta Lilly-Brown, Planning and Research Associate
Maine Commission for Community Service
19 Union Street, 38 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333
207-624-6238
Krysta.lilly-brown@maine.gov

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Mini-Grants Request for Proposals

The Maine Commission for Community Service is now accepting applications for 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects.  The $500 grants are for nonprofit organizations, civic groups with a nonprofit status, state and local government agencies, faith-based organizations and congregations, local educational institutions, and institutions of higher education who would like to initiate a service project in honor of MLK Jr. Day of Service. While all project proposals should target issues of high importance, preference will be given to projects in the following focus areas:

  • increasing the number of Maine students to complete high school
  • increasing the number of Maine students who pursue post high-school training/education
  • decreasing the incidence of obesity in Maine
  • service to veterans, their families, or military families
  • reduction of home energy consumption

All projects must be open to the public. Applications are due on December 2, 2011 by 2pm and must be submitted online.  In order to view the RFP, you must register online at http://maineservicecommission.gov/grants/.

FMI contact Krysta Lilly-Brown at (207) 624-6238 or krysta.lilly-brown@maine.gov

The Maine Commission for Community Service is the state government partner of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation programs.

The state Commission builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer and service communities by funding programs, developing managers of volunteers and service-learning practitioners, raising awareness of sector issues, and promoting service as a strategy to solve local problems.