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Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Mini-Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: Jackson County

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $300 to Michigan K-12 students in eligible locations for projects that benefit children and youth. Funding is intended to fund projects that meet the needs of local youth, improve the school and classroom environment, and encourage volunteerism. This grant program will also give local children and youth the opportunity to participate in the process of applying for and obtaining a grant. Eligible applicants must be students in Jackson County schools.

The intent of the mini-grants program is to introduce the concept of a community foundation and its work while supplying educational and funding opportunities. Grants are available for projects or programs that will benefit elementary and secondary age students in Jackson County schools in order to encourage youth volunteerism through these projects or programs, and to enhance the school/classroom environment through positive activities.

Proposals that are school or student oriented will be considered for funding. These include special classroom projects planned by students, or extracurricular activities such as student newspapers, special sports or music projects.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
- Grades K - 1: Teachers can either help students write the application or write it for them after class discussion for proposal ideas has occurred.
- Grades 2 - 6: Any student(s) and an adult advisor/teacher of a school club, organization, or classroom in grades 2 - 6 can apply for a grant.
- Grades 7 - 12: Any student(s) and an adult teacher/advisor of a school club, organization, or classroom in grades 7 - 12 can apply for a grant.

As this is a student program, teacher or administration projects/programs will not be considered for funding.

Pre-Application Information
Applications may be submitted October 1st - March 31st. All proposals will be reviewed by the Youth Advisory Committee and notification of awards will be made within 8 weeks of receiving the mini-grant proposals.

While applications must be handwritten by the grade 2-12 student(s), teachers are encouraged to have students work on the proposal as a total class project and help them to investigate the cost of budget items. In addition, all applications must be signed by both the teacher and the principal.

No teacher or classroom may submit more than one application during each school year.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant Amount: Up to $300

Contact Information
The completed application should be emailed, mailed or delivered to: Cindy Bellew,


The Jackson Community Foundation
Youth Advisory Committee
100 South Jackson St., Suite 206B
Jackson, MI 49201

For more information, contact Cindy Bellew, Youth Advisory Committee and Scholarship Coordinator at 517-787-1321 or the email above.

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