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2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants

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This competition has been reopened in order to allow applicants to act as pass-through entities. Pass-through entities must select subrecipients on a competitive basis through a subgrant. Acting as a pass-through entity (subawarding) is not required.

The new application deadline is Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

All modifications to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service grant competition are highlighted in yellow within the Notice of Federal Funding Availability (Notice). Please review the Notice carefully and take note of the changes.

For applicants that have already submitted a grant application, you can request to have your application returned to you by sending an email to Please include your Application ID Number and the Legal Applicant Name in your request. In cases where your application is returned to you for additional work, all applicants are still required to adhere to the new deadline of Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS engages millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.  

MLK Logo. The purpose of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.   
In order to carry out Congress’s intent and to maximize the impact of investment in national service, this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Notice prioritizes grant funding in CNCS’s six focus areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families and the key goal of Capacity Building.
Frequently Asked Questions | Updated June 17, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service Technical Assistance Call
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Replay Number: (866) 415-8408

MLK Day of Service Updates

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