LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Community Service Commission announced it will help support Global Youth Service Day volunteer projects by offering grants ranging from $100 to $1,000. Up to $30,000 will be awarded for projects held on or around April 23 - 25.
Grant awards will be made to organizations selecting one of grant application options, including:
- Organize a Keeping Children Safe: MI Masks+ project
- Design a project that meets a community need
In the most recent National Day of Service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Michigan Community Service Commission engaged more than 3,000 volunteers who served more than 10,000 hours to benefit Michigan communities.
“We were tremendously inspired by those serving others on MLK Day,” said Michigan Community Service Commission Executive Director Ginna Holmes. “Global Youth Service Day is another great opportunity to engage youth in volunteerism while meeting community needs.”
The application deadline is March 10. For the full description of the grant opportunity and how to apply go to: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94421_95498_95502-551933--,00.html
BACKGROUND: The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) utilizes service as a strategy to address the state's most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. In 2020-2021, the MCSC is granting more than $21 million in federal funds to local communities for volunteer programs and activities. The Governor’s Service Awards, Michigan’s AmeriCorps, Mentor Michigan and Volunteer Michigan are premier programs of the MCSC. The MCSC is housed in the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/mcsc