Funding available for MLK Day service projects

Aug 22, 2019

Augusta — The Maine Commission for Community Service is accepting applications for 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service projects.

The Maine Youth Act Mini-grant Program challenges middle and high school-aged students to understand King Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community,” and then take action in their community on an issue, by planning a volunteer service project. Each project will culminate with activity on MLK Day of Service, Jan. 20, 2020. All projects must be open to the public.

The Maine Youth Act Selection Committee will choose nine proposals to receive the awards of $750 to support planning and carrying out a student/youth-driven service project. The mini-grants are for nonprofit organizations, civic groups with a nonprofit status, state and local government agencies, faith-based organizations and congregations, local educational institutions and institutions of higher education.

This program is co-sponsored by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Maine Youth Act applications must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 1. For project criteria and to submit an application visit


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