Youth Service America (YSA): Seeking Applications for 2018-2019 Lead Agency Grants Program

Deadline: 10 August 2018

Youth Service America (YSA) is currently accepting applications for its 2018-2019 Lead Agency Grants Program to activate youth volunteers on September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance, MLK Day of Service weekend, and Global Youth Service Day!

Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Lead Agency Program offers youth development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools/school districts grant funding, capacity-building training, and ongoing partnership support to effectively recruit and engage young people in meaningful service activities.

Lead Agencies are a vital part of creating a culture in which all young people have the opportunity and support to find their voice, take action, and make an impact in their communities. As a Lead Agency, nonprofit organizations and schools are responsible for convening partner coalitions of youth development and community-based organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, national service programs, and faith-based organizations. In turn, these coalitions activate youth, ages 5-25, to lead service or service-learning projects through which they can acquire 21st Century Skills (Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking).

Grant Information

For the 2018-2019 program, YSA is offering grants of up to $6,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should focus on engaging middle and high-school aged youth, especially those from underserved communities. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide, and must be based in the United States.
  • Grantees are required to coordinate at least one project focused on veterans or military families for 9/11 Day, and at least one project focused on economic opportunity and financial literacy for MLK Day. Grantees are also required to record and report names of all volunteers for each day of service.

How to Apply

Applications must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Lead Agency Grants.

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