UServeUtah currently manages federal grants to Utah organizations in the areas of National Service and in Volunteer Engagement. Currently the Commission is managing the following grants:
The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism will be accepting applications for the operation of Utah State*AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment and other human needs. Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members. Program operation will begin in Fall 2014. The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one meeting. Further information is available on our AmeriCorps NOFA page.
Volunteer Generation Funds
The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism improves Utah’s volunteer infrastructure by strengthening existing networks of Volunteer Connector Centers, and improving the ability of nonprofits to effectively use volunteers in both short- and long-term roles. The Volunteer Generation Fund has issued grants in past years for Volunteer Management Training as well as National Days of Service including MLK Day and 9/11. Our purpose is to raise public awareness of volunteerism and generate interest in service. Our next grant from this fund will be for 9/11 (September 11, 2014) Day of Service and Remembrance Grants.
Regional Training Grant
MLK Day of Service Grant
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Global Youth Service Day Grants
The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism accepts applications for Global Youth Service Day grants from Utah non-profit organizations. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of youth between the age of 5 and 25 serving in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across Utah.
Grants up to $800 are awarded to Utah non-profit organizations to assist in creating projects that occur between April 11-26, 2014. A minimum of 100 youth volunteers must be recruited and used in the projects. When grant funds are available, further information is available on the grant application page.