MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project

Posted by Iowa Campus Compact on October 5, 2015

Iowa Campus Compact is announcing its requests for proposals (RFP) for the 2015 MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project. The mini-grant project is focused on supporting service that alleviates hunger and supports veterans. All National and State Campus Compact members are eligible to apply for mini-grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to support MLK Day of Service projects in these areas.

Interested applicants can view RFP details and the application on the program’s website ( Applications are due by midnight CST on Friday, October 30, 2015. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, November 15, 2015.

Iowa Campus Compact will host two technical assistance webinars at 10 AM CST on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 and 10 AM CST on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Individuals and organizations interested in apply for a mini-grant are strongly encouraged to register and attend one of the webinars. Both webinar will be recorded and made available on the program website shortly after.

* Register ( for the Wednesday, October 7, 2015 webinar.

* Register ( for the Wednesday, October 21, 2015 webinar.

The purpose of the MLK Day Community Partnership Project is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off” but a “day on.” The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers to organizations that work to mitigate food insecurity, such as collecting donations for food banks, helping establish community gardens, or packaging meals for donation, among others. Mini grantees will also support veterans by connecting them with community or campus services, or supporting community organizations that serve veterans.

The MLK Day of Service Community Partnership Project will be managed with three other State Campus Compact partners: Campus Compact of the Mountain West, New York Campus Compact, North Carolina Campus Compact, and Wisconsin Campus Compact. Our coalition expects to distribute at least 50 mini-grants. Total project costs – including matching and in-kind funds-are expected to exceed $450,000.

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