Mentor Michigan Mini-Grants, Deadline October 23

Mentor Michigan is awarding $15,000 in mini-grants to Michigan mentoring organizations to host mentor recognition or recruitment events or activities during Michigan Mentoring Month January 2010. These funds were raised during the Meijer Gift Card Promotion that was held June 20, 2009. Meijer donated $2 to Mentor Michigan for every $25 or more Meijer gift card that was purchased.

All proposed events or activities must occur during Michigan Mentoring Month January 2010.

GRANT AMOUNTS
Grants from $100 – $1,000 are available.

PURPOSE
Mentor recognition or recruitment events or activities.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTSAll mentoring organizations registered with Mentor Michigan that complete the Wave VII Census are eligible. The deadline to complete the Wave VII Census is October 9, 2009.

APPLICATION
Complete the Application and Budget Worksheet in the format requested. Applications will be accepted by mail, email, or fax. (See attached Application and Budget Worksheet)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, October 23, 2009 by 5:00 p.m.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Grant recipients must provide Mentor Michigan with a completed Final Report by February 19, 2010. (See attached Final Report)

SELECTION PRIORITIES
Priority will be given to:
Ø Applicants that completed the Mentor Michigan Wave VII Census
Ø Applicants that raise match funds or in-kind donations for this event or activity
Ø New events or activities
Ø Events or activities involving multiple mentoring organizations
Ø Events or activities involving mentors and mentees

NOTIFICATION
All applicants will be notified electronically by Wednesday, November 4, 2009.

QUESTIONS?
Kathie Vasilion Robinson ● Phone: (517) 373-4200 ● Email: vasilionk@michigan.gov

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Mentor Michigan Mini-Grants, Deadline October 23

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