Funding available: Seeking inclusive programs for MLK Day of Service grants

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Need funding for your Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project? The Corporation for National and Community Service is accepting grant proposals. Priority will be given to proposals that have plans to ensure people with disabilities are among those serving at their event.

On the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Americans honor Dr. King’s life and legacy through community service. Part of the “United We Serve” initiative, this federal holiday is intended to be a “day on, not a day off,” and it calls for Americans of all ages, and from all walks of life, to work together to solve our shared problems.

Projects may meet a tangible need or a “spirit” need. Proposals should focus on one of six areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is May 15, 2015, and applications are due by June 2, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2015. More information about the grants can be found here.

To learn more about the MLK Day of Service, visit the website of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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