The NC Youth Advisory Council, under the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office, is now accepting applications for mini-grants for the fall of 2013. These grants are available to youth organizations associated with nonprofits or governmental agencies, to benefit youth-directed community projects. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on October 4th.
A total of $6,292 is available to North Carolina organizations composed of young people, ages 13 to 18, who implement programs to benefit their communities. The mini-grants will range from $100 to $500 each.
Examples of projects that have received funding include: after school tutorial programs, purchases of recreational equipment and orchestral music, an alcohol-free graduation celebration, and books for children in a hospitalís critical care unit. Requests for cost of food, entertainment, travel and salaries will not qualify for funding.
The State Youth Council and the Youth Advisory Council will meet in November to review applications for awards and will announce recipients in December.
For regulations or to download an application, please visit the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office or contact Cynthia Giles, Youth Council Program Coordinator, at 919-807-4400.
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