11/24/10 — MLK grant application deadline is Tuesday

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MLK grant application deadline is Tuesday

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 24, 2010 1:46 PM

Applications are must be postmarked by Nov. 30 from nonprofit agencies interested in being considered for grants of up to $5,000 per from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

The grants were started to create or strengthen programs that support of legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., especially those which benefit youth.

The MLK Commission is staffed by the Human Relations Commission of the N.C. Department of Administration. Grants will be awarded to entities located within seven regions to ensure statewide distribution of funds.

Interested non-profits should use the application form on the Human Relations Commission website to identify your organization and to define the specific program you wish to present that will foster and promote the legacy and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Examples include, but are not limited to: youth programs to enhance race relations, voter education and registration, reducing the high school drop-out rate, literacy programs (including essay contests), anti-gang activities, leadership training and the promotion of the cultural arts.

Applicants are encouraged to the use the checklist to ensure that applications are complete. Grant recipients will be announced by Dec. 17.

For information, call the Human Relations Commission at 807-4420.