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Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Awards

Awards to Arkansas Municipalities to
Recognize Outstanding Volunteer Service

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VolunteerAR, Office of the Governor, the Governor's Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism (GACNSV), Arkansas Municipal League, and Arkansas Department of Human Services - Office of Communications and Community Engagement

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Awards to Arkansas municipalities to recognize outstanding community-wide volunteer efforts. The purpose of these awards is to honor communities as a whole, rather than individual volunteers. Strong candidates for this award have overcome obstacles, such as limited project funding, or taken a new approach to an old problem or recovering from natural disasters.

The nomination statement will describe community volunteer activities (within a 12-month period) and their impact on the community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174776

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Communities that are chosen each year receive signs on two of the town's borders designating the city as a Volunteer Community of the Year for that year.

In addition, the cities, and their volunteer programs are the subject of a feature article in City & Town magazine, which is published by the Arkansas Municipal League. Many local newspapers, television and radio stations, and other media, pick up on the news as well, and the communities do receive a lot of recognition and publicity for their work.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awards are made to communities in Arkansas.

Cities that have been honored in the past can be recognized again for new accomplishments.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations are solicited each summer, with a nomination period extending through early fall.

2017 nominations are now open through September 15.

Communities submit nominations describing their local volunteer activities and these nominations are reviewed by a panel of citizens representing a cross section of the state.

Contact Information:

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

Submit a nomination online here:

Kimberly Simpson

DHS/Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support
PO Box 1437, Slot S230
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas