part of AmeriCorps Alums leadership in the Get HandsOn Campaign
, we are pleased to announce the
availability of $10,000 in grants to our chapters and alumni!
We will award ten (10), $1,000 grants, for projects
that take place on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 17, 2011
. The most
thoughtful, versatile and impactful grant proposals may be showcased as projects to be
replicated during the year! AmeriCorps Alums has big goals... we are aiming to engage
a total of 2500 volunteers and 270 service leaders, and reduce CO2
production by 1.0 million pounds... can you help?
Although funding will NOT be limited to
environmentally-based grant proposals, AmeriCorps Alums will give priority to support
chapters and alumni who identify environmental issues in their local community and
create corresponding volunteer projects that reduce CO2 production
and energy consumption. There's an environmental impact
toolkit including suggested project ideas on CO2
reduction, energy reduction/consumer savings here
But regardless of focus area, all
proposals should contain a component to recruit Get HandsOn campaign
participants and train service leaders (like yourselves, right?).