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The Michigan Community Service Commission is providing volunteer project support to Michigan organizations as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service 2020.

MLK Jr. National Day of Service support is intended to encourage volunteer projects that address at least one of the following focus areas:

  • Education
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Racial Equity
  • Financial Literacy 
  • Neighborhood Stabilization
  • Hunger & Homelessness

All proposed events or activities must occur on or around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day beginning Friday January 17, 2020 through Monday, January 24, 2020. Preference will be given to events that occur sometime during Friday, January 17th through Monday, January 20th.

Award Amounts
Awards valued at up to $1,000 are available from partners Michigan Nonprofit Association and Youth Service America and will be distributed based on the following scale:
$1,000 - Engage 300 or more youth volunteers
   $750 - Engage 100 or more youth volunteers
   $500 - Engage 50 or more volunteers
   $250 - Engage 25 or more volunteers
   $100 - Engage 10 or more volunteers

All partners must provide $1 for $1 cash or in-kind match support. 

Funds must be used to support elements of a service project. 

Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate as many of the following criteria as possible:

-Projects that are planned for preferred dates of January 17 - 20, 2020
-Projects that show evidence of involving youth in planning as well as engaging youth to serve and participate in 
-Projects focusing on financial literacy 
-Projects that engage teams of State of Michigan employees and/or benefit SECC Charities
-Projects that demonstrate the use of effective partnerships to meet community need; including collaboration among multiple organizations such as higher education institutions, volunteer centers, youth service organizations, State of Michigan workplaces, and/or national service programs
-Projects that demonstrate the ability to benefit the community after the MLK event

WHO CAN APPLY

National service grantees, volunteer centers, nonprofits, K-12 and higher education institutions are eligible to apply. All applications will be considered.  It is recommended that if potential applicants do not satisfy the criteria to apply that they collaborate with one of the aforementioned parties to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday December 6, 2019

Notification of Award - All applicants will be notified electronically on or before December 13, 2019

Allowable Expenses:

Project support funds must be used to purchase essential volunteer project materials that correlate with the volunteer project activities outlined in the project description section of the application.

Applicants are required to find alternate or match funding for supplemental items that are not essential to the success of the volunteer project such as t-shirts, snacks, or participant gifts. Please use the budget explanation section of the application to clearly explain why the items listed in the budget are essential to the success of the community volunteer project.


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* 1. Name of organization applying for partner support:

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* 2. Contact's Name:

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* 3. Email address:

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* 4. Street Address:

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* 5. City, State, Zipcode:

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* 6. Phone number:

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* 7. What type of organization do you represent?

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* 8. Please indicate which priority criteria your project meets and how. Priorities include:

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* 9. Name of State of Michigan Community Resource Coordinator with whom you are partnering with to engage State of Michigan employees if applicable. 

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