Monday, May 24, 2010

Youth Civic Engagement Grant - Notice of Funding Opportunity

From the Volunteer Tennessee newsletter:

Volunteer Tennessee announces the availability of approximately $75,000 in new grant funding for Youth Civic Engagement programs. Public and private non-profit, governmental and faith-based agencies are eligible to apply.

Funded Youth Civic Engagement Grant programs, subject to 50% non-federal cash or in-kind match, will assist in implementing the state service plan, recruiting of volunteers for service-learning projects, and the developing of projects, training and technical assistance for national and community service. Volunteer Tennessee calls for proposals from non-profits and local and state government agencies that will use service-learning to carry out these responsibilities in local communities in Tennessee.

Jim Snell, executive director of Volunteer Tennessee, explained that local agencies committed to using service-learning to meet community needs are encouraged to apply.

“Service-learning is a fantastic way to maximize an agency’s ability to provide needed services to others,” Snell said. “By engaging youth in problem solving in communities across the state, programs will be able to meet some of our most challenging issues in innovative ways.”

To view the Youth Civic Engagement Grant Notice of Funding Availability and Application Instructions, please visit