2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants

The summary for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants: • The purpose of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.

• On the third Monday in January, Americans across the country celebrate this national holiday honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During his lifetime, Dr. King sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues. Service, he realized, was the great equalizer. As he stated, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

• In recognition of that spirit, Congress in 1994 passed the King Holiday and Service Act. Since then CNCS, in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., has taken the lead in helping to transform the King Holiday into a day of service to meet community needs. As they have since 1994, thousands of Americans will remember Dr. King by serving in their communities, by making the holiday “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” Service projects will meet a tangible need in the community, such as supporting increased access to college, alleviating hunger, and teaching about nutrition, and these projects may, at the same time, also meet a need of community spirit, such as building a sense of community or mutual responsibility. All initiatives should serve as a call to service that continues throughout the year. These service projects will be built on Dr. King’s concepts of strengthening communities, empowering individuals, and bridging barriers. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov/MLKNOFA.
Federal Grant Title: 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Disaster Prevention and Relief Education Environment Food and Nutrition Housing Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-04-29-2015
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 94.007
CFDA Descriptions: Program Development and Innovation Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2015
Posted Date: Apr 30, 2015
Creation Date: Apr 30, 2015
Archive Date: Jul 2, 2015
Total Program Funding: $750,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Veterans and Military Families
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are capable of carrying out multi-state, nationally focused (10 or more states), or comprehensive regional initiatives involving at least ten (10) projects in a region. Successful applicants must have submitted an application that meets one of the two criteria set forth in the preceding sentence. Regional initiatives are multiple states in a region. If necessary, applicants may engage with partners to accomplish these geographic initiatives. If engaging with other partners, applicant organizations must have the capability to manage and provide partner oversight, report on project accomplishments and performance measures, and remain accountable to CNCS for the achievement of the intended results set forth in their proposals.
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Grant Announcement Contact
Patti Stengel Senior Program Officer
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Corporation for National and Community Service 202-606-6845
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