22 July 2014

Non-Profit Service Grants



The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UCSV) is now accepting applications for   9-11 Day of Service project grants from Utah non-profit organizations. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across Utah.

Grants up to $1,500 will be awarded to Utah non-profit organizations to assist in creating projects that occur between September 7-13, 2014, celebrating the 9-11 Day of Service.  A minimum of 100 volunteers must be recruited and used in the 9-11 Day of Service projects.

Applications due August 8th end of business.

Please let me know if you have questions. Please share this with any nonprofit organization you think might be interested.

Thanks!

Pearl Wright
Community Engagement
www.userve.utah.gov 

Continue reading for application instructions 





Application Instructions
9/11 Day of Service Project Grants - 2014

Call for Applications

The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UCSV) is now accepting applications for     9-11 Day of Service project grants from Utah non-profit organizations. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across Utah. 

The specific goal of these monies is to assist nonprofit organizations who participate in national days of service projects with the costs of  1) building awareness about volunteer opportunities that exist in all regions of Utah;  2) developing a large scale service project as a way to recruit and retain volunteers for more long term projects.

Grants up to $1,500 will be awarded to Utah non-profit organizations to assist in creating projects that occur between September 7-13, 2014, celebrating the 9-11 Day of Service.  A minimum of 100 volunteers must be recruited and used in the 9-11 Day of Service projects.


The non-profit organizations will be responsible for:
  • Obtaining a 100% match. The match can be cash or in-kind, or a combination of both. 
  • Applications are due by end of business day on August 8, 2014.  
  • Recruiting at least 100 volunteers and tracking hours of all volunteers, but broken down by current or previous volunteers and volunteers new to this project. The 100 number is cumulative and can be added over a number of days if the project is more than one day. Volunteers cannot be counted twice if they return for several days on a single project.
  • Covering all costs incurred by projects until reimbursement from the UCSV is received. This is a reimbursable grant.
  • Tracking all expenses and submitting a detailed invoice to the UCSV for reimbursement, which will include details on the 100% match requirement.
  • Submission of final report. Report will be sent with notification of funding if your project is selected.
Failure to meet all of the above requirements could result in the organization not receiving the grant money.

Eligible Activities
Any volunteer service activity taking place on or around 9-11 that benefits a community and raises awareness of volunteer opportunities in a respective area.

** In an effort to attain geographic diversity throughout the state, the Commission reserves the option of selecting an applicant for funding based on their geographic location.


Funding restrictions
Grants may not be used for fundraising or cash prizes.  Political or religious proselytizing activities are also prohibited.


Application Deadlines

A.    Applications are due August 8, 2014.  Please complete the application and email to pearlwright@utah.gov.
B.    Grant recipients will be announced by August 14, 2014.
C.    Service Projects must be completed between September 7-13, 2014.
D.    Final grant reports are due by October 15, 2014.

Please note that this is a reimbursable grant.


All deadlines and requirements must be met to receive grant reimbursements.

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