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Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Grant

Grants to North Carolina Agencies and Nonprofits
to Benefit Underserved Low-Income Communities

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North Carolina Department of Administration

Deadline Date:

11/15/20 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to North Carolina local government agencies and nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit underserved, low-income communities. Funding is intended to promote economic and social advancement in rural areas across the state. The goal of the program is to promote an appreciation of the life and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This years’ theme is “all service has purpose,” a topic often addressed and elevated in the teachings of Dr. King.

The Commission is requesting proposals that focus on work or service-oriented activities serving marginalized low-income communities. Activities should focus on youth leadership and training toward jobs and careers that build the economic well-being of these communities. 

Eligible activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Programs focusing on rural/low-income communities in North Carolina
  • Programs focusing on marginalized communities in NC
  • Programs with groups engaging in vivid engagement
  • Programs with groups engaging in work directly related to the theme.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151103

Estimated Size of Grant:

All funding requests should not be less than $200 and not more than $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed within 120 days of designated completion date as documented in the program description.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a grant, applicant organizations should:
a. Be a local government agency, or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State.
b. Consider collaborating with local partners to increase target reach. The Commission desires to reach geographically diverse groups therefore applicants are encouraged to partner with other organizations within a region such as a local Youth Council, Human Relations Commission, Urban League, or community college to design and implement programs to maximize the number of children and families reached in their region.
c. Include proposal specifics that illustrate how the program will impact 50 or more youth ages 15-30. Programs intended to develop internet-based tools should articulate the potential number of youth likely to engage in the technology.
d. Involve your project development, implementation, evaluation, and budget in your grant proposals.
e. Present a corporate seal if your organization is incorporated. The corporate seal will be required on the contract if application is approved for funding.

All monies must be used to directly fund the project and cannot be used for expenses such as clothing, salaries, entertainment, gifts (to include prizes), or food, per state statutes.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications) must be received in the Department of Administration Office by 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2020.

Nonprofit organizations must submit a letter of reference with the application. This letter may come from a local government official or the sponsoring agency director and must be signed by that person.

Funds can be dispersed within 30 days after the approval of the contract. Grant recipients can expect funds to be released early 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

You may scan and send your application by email to:
Attn: Betty Marrow-Taylor, Deputy Secretary for Advocacy Programs
Attn: Shanon Gerger, Paralegal

You may mail your application by U.S. Postal Service to:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
NC Department of Administration
1301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1301

You may send your application by overnight delivery to:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
NC Department of Administration
116 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

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