Deadline: September 23, 2022
The Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government (LFI)I in its effort to support civic engagement efforts in the Central Florida Community is excited to announce a new Community Service Micro-Grant Program. The micro-grants are for local non-profit organizations pursuing community-based initiatives in the area of civic engagement.
For the purposes of this program Civic Engagement is defined broadly as a process in which people take collective action to address issues of public concern.
The goal of this grant program is to support local non-profit organizations who seek to create or extend projects in civic engagement, particularly those focused on increasing voter registration, voter awareness, and assisting local schools with civic related partnership efforts.
Central Based Non-profit Organizations are eligible to apply.
Applicants will be notified of the selection committee decisions by September 30, 2022.
Successful applicants for the Fall 2022 cycle will receive up to $500 in support. These funds can be used to cover relevant purchases and other expenses in pursuit of the proposed initiative. All expenses must be pre-approved through the application process (or subsequently amended) and executed between October 1 and December 16, 2022.
Awards to projects will be issued and processed through Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government. All project costs will be processed by LFI to vendors directly. There will be no direct payments to the non-profit.
All grant recipients will be required to write a brief grant report and the end of their project, which will include a narrative description of the project outcomes and a final expenditures report.
Direct questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible non-profits interested in applying should submit the following materials via this 2022 LFI Community Service Micro-Grant Program Application portal no later than 11:59pm EST on September 23, 2022. Please include the student group name, group contact person, and the faculty/staff advisor contact information.
- Project Description/Initiative Summary (250-word limit): This abstract should explain the objective, outputs, and significance of your initiative.
- Proposal Narrative (250-word limit): This narrative should detail the specific components of your initiative that you are applying to receive funding for and what the expected outputs (if any) are.
- Budget Expenses and Justifications (1-page limit): Please divide this budget by location of expenses, and type of activity therein (e.g., space rental, food, program materials, etc.).
- Understand that award payment involving a reimbursed expense can take up to six weeks after the award letter is issued to be fully processed. The project activities should be proposed with that timeline in mind.
- Adhere to the proposed budget submitted with their grant application.
- Adhere to UCF policies related to purchases and other expenses.
- Submit an interim report narrative and expenditures sheet via the requisite google form by November 18, 2022, accounting for the use of the grant award and summarizing the outputs that may have resulted.
- Submit a final report narrative and expenditures sheet via the requisite google form by December 30, 2022, accounting for the use of the grant award and summarizing the outputs that may have resulted.