KSDE Newsroom

KSDE News Logo

Kansas Volunteer Commission seeking applications for mini-grant series

Posted: Jan 3, 2019
Author: Ann Bush

Funds will support training opportunities for volunteers, staff supporting volunteers

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is awarding a total of $10,000 to eligible entities – up to $1,500 per organization – for volunteer training or to provide training to individuals who manage volunteers.

The funds are made available through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Any Kansas public or private nonprofit organizations, public or private schools, institutions of higher education and governments operating in the state of Kansas are invited to apply.

For the purpose of this mini-grant, a training is considered an organized activity aimed at imparting information and/or instructions to improve the training recipient’s performance or to help him or her attain a required level of knowledge or skill. Funds may be used to hire speakers, purchase training supplies, secure event space, attend professional trainings or conferences, print materials or other training-related costs.

All project activities must take place March 1 through July 31, 2019. The KVC will select recipients based on the quality of application, the need and impact of the proposed activities, and the organization’s demonstrated readiness to implement the proposed project.

KVC expects to make awards of up to $1,500 per organization (for a total of up to $10,000) with a dollar-for-dollar match requirement. This is a cost-reimbursement grant funding opportunity. For an application, guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions, visit: https://kanserve.org/Funding-Opportunities/Mini-Grants-Series/Volunteer-Manager-Support.


  • Jan. 14, 2019: Applications due by 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 1, 2019: Official notification of awards


For the complete application guidelines, blank application and W-9 form, visit www.kanserve.org or contact Jamie Crispin at (785)-296-5712 or at jcrispin@ksde.org.


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 Mentor Kansas. For more information, visit www.kanserve.org.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.


Theme picker

Copyright 2023 by Kansas State Department of Education | 900 SW Jackson St. | Topeka, KS 66612 Privacy Statement   |  Terms Of Use  |  System Maintenance Notices  |  Open Records (PDF)

The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)

To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at gc@ksde.org or by 785-296-3201.