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Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives requests proposals for the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Grants
The Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives on behalf of the Indiana Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism (ICCSV) has received $15,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service to be dispersed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects and programs. The United States Congress created the federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in 1983 and it was first observed in 1986, marking 2011 as the 25th anniversary.
In 1994 the Corporation for National and Community Service was charged with the task of implementing the National Day of Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the only federal holiday that is observed as a national day of service–"a day on, not a day off." Grant funding will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $2500, based upon need and strength of application. Proposals can be for events taking place between January 7 and January 31, 2011, with preference given to those events scheduled for January 17, 2011.
Applicants are encouraged to engage projects that focus on education, supporting veterans and military families, healthy futures, economic opportunities, public safety, clean energy/environmental stewardship, and/or disaster preparedness. The application has three sections: (1) an online application, (2) a budget worksheet to be submitted to OFBCI, and (3) the Indiana State Vendor form if the project organizer is not currently a vendor with the State of Indiana. The application packet is attached in both .PDF and .DOC formats.
All applications are due in their entirety by December 21, 2010, at 12:00 p.m. EST. Failure to submit any part of your application will render your application invalid. All applicants will be notified electronically on Monday, January 3, 2011.
Revised: December 9, 2010
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