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Kansas Volunteer Commission announces mini-grant series

Posted: Jun 18, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

Funding aims to increase Kansas volunteerism

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is pleased to announce the 2018 Mini-Grant Series, which aims to increase volunteers statewide by providing financial support for volunteer projects.

The Mini-Grant Series consists of three mini-grant opportunities to help promote special initiatives and volunteer opportunities around national days of service and one mini-grant opportunity specific to training needs of volunteers and/or volunteer managers.

The four mini-grant opportunities being offered are 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service; Global Youth Service Day; and Volunteer Manager Support. 

The funding guidelines and application will be released on the dates listed below on the KVC website www.kanserve.org. For more information or questions, please email volunteer@ksde.org.  

WHO CAN APPLY: The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and federally recognized Native American tribes. Applicants representing a combination of these groups, working together, are also eligible. 

FUNDING TYPE: Federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service is administered by the Kansas Volunteer Commission and follows a cost-reimbursement structure with each mini-grant requiring a dollar-for-dollar match. 

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance 
•    Application opens today, June 18, 2018.
•    Funds are available for organizations to host volunteer projects and service activities on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, to honor those who died and those who served because of what happened on 9/11.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 
•    Application opens Oct. 8, 2018.
•    Funds are available for organizations to host volunteer projects and service activities on or around MLK Day of Service, which is Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

Global Youth Service Day 
•    Application opens Nov. 5, 2018.
•    Funds are available for student-led volunteer projects and service activities on or around Global Youth Service Day, which is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Volunteer Manager Support 
•    Application opens Dec. 3, 2018.
•    Funds are available to provide training to volunteers or to support professional development for volunteer managers from April 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2019.

The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service. The Commission's primary role is to provide resources and leadership to support local initiatives that tackle community needs. As the state service commission, the KVC directs effective national service programs, provides volunteer management training opportunities and supports the work of Kansas Mentors. For more information, visit www.kanserve.org. 


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