MLK Mini-Grants Available for Colleges & Universities in the Southern Region
North Carolina Campus Compact is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project Challenge. All National and State Campus Compact members are eligible to apply for mini-grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support MLK Day of Service projects focused on supporting service that alleviates hunger and supports veterans. The Southern Region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
NC Campus Compact is a subgrantee of Iowa Campus Compact along with Campus Compact of the Mountain West, New York Campus Compact, and Wisconsin Campus Compact, through funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service
Interested applicants can view RFP details and the application on the program’s website http://www.mlkdaygrants.org. Applications are due by 1:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015 (midnight CST). Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, November 15, 2015.
Iowa Campus Compact will host two technical assistance webinars. Individuals and organizations interested in applying 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.
Click the link to register for a webinar.
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (11:00 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m.CT)
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (11:00 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m. CT)
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.
Southern region grants are available in the increments below, with the volunteer expectations listed. You should include the grant level, for which you are applying, in the Project Description section of the application and tailor your budget accordingly.
$500 = minimum of 50 volunteers
$1000 = minimum of 100 volunteers
$2000 = minimum of 150 volunteers
You can learn more about the Southern Region project here.