MLK Day Community Partnership Project

From Iowa Campus Compact:

“Iowa Campus Compact is announcing its application for funding for the MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project. The mini-grant project is focused on supporting service that alleviates hunger and supports veterans. All National and State Campus Compact members are eligible to apply for mini-grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to support MLK Day of Service projects in these areas.

Interested applicants can view the application on the program’s website<>. Applications are due by midnight CST on Friday, September 30, 2016. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, October 17, 2016.


Iowa Campus Compact will host two technical assistance webinars at 10 AM CST on Monday, September 12, 2016 and 2 PM CST on Monday, September 26, 2016. Individuals and organizations interested in apply for a mini-grant are strongly encouraged to register and attend one of the webinars. Both webinar will be recorded and made available on the program website shortly after.

*  Register for the Monday, September 12, 2016 webinar:

*  Register for the Monday, September 26, 2016 webinar.


The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off” but a “day on.” The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers to organizations that work to mitigate food insecurity, such as collecting donations for food banks, helping establish community gardens, or packaging meals for donation, among others. Mini grantees will also support veterans by connecting them with community or campus services, or supporting community organizations that serve veterans.

The MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project will be managed with three other State Campus Compact partners:

Campus Compact of the Mountain West<>, New York Campus Compact<>,North Carolina Campus Compact<>, and Wisconsin Campus Compact<>. Our coalition expects to distribute at least 50 mini-grants. Total project costs – including matching and in-kind funds-are expected to exceed $450,000.”