*Please note: Due to impacts associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the deadline for submission of this grant has been extended to May 1. If COVID-19 coronavirus will impact your ability to meet the deadline, please contact the Foundation as soon as possible.
The nine public school districts located in The Rapides Foundation's service area are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Youth Volunteer School District Grant. Applicants should become familiar with the grant requirements and submission deadlines as outlined in the Grant Commitment Form in the Key Materials section. The Rapides Foundation service area includes Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.
Please note: The nine public school districts in The Rapides Foundation service area are invited to apply for the 2020-2021 Youth Volunteer School District Grant, which seeks to provide linkages among students, schools and nonprofit organizations for community service, build leadership skills among high school students, promote student achievement of the Louisiana Department of Education's Community Service Diploma Endorsement, and foster a lifelong commitment to being engaged in the community. The grant will provide funds to support the facilitation of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Club meetings and project activities by school staff. The funding opportunity is open to public school districts in Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.
Grant funds will be disbursed at the district level and are based on the number of participating schools. All schools are encouraged to participate. Complete details about grant requirements can be found in the Youth Volunteer School District Grant Commitment Form located in the Key Materials section in the right column. Please review the document thoroughly prior to submission. Required grant attachments are also located in the Key Materials section.
District Coordinators must offer the grant opportunity to all schools in the school district, compile the information, and then complete the online grant forms and required attachments using the Foundation’s online application process. (see Proposal Submission link in right column.)