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Organizations, and Schools to Train Volunteers and Staff

Volunteer Manager Support Mini-Grant

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Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC)

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05/18/22 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $1,500 to Kansas nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government entities, school districts, institutions of higher education, labor organizations, and Tribes for professional development related to volunteers and volunteer support staff. Funding is intended to support volunteer initiatives that mobilize the power of local communities to solve complex problems.

The Kansas Volunteer Commission seeks to support volunteer manager support initiatives that fall into one of two categories:

  • Training to enhance the volunteer experience in Kansas: Activities should lead to an individual’s attainment of new knowledge or skills to enhance their volunteer experience (CPR, mentor training, mental health first aid, etc.) or the training should lead to improved performance while volunteering (preventing compassion fatigue, for example).
  • Training to increase the capacity of volunteer managers to better support volunteers:  Activities should lead to the individual’s attainment of new knowledge or skills to better manage volunteers (volunteer recruitment or ability to retain, for example) or the training should lead to improved performance in managing volunteers (inspiring volunteers, improved communication, etc.).

As outlined above, applicants may choose to provide training directly to volunteers, and/or they may choose to provide training for the individuals managing volunteers in their communities. Funds may be used to hire speakers, purchase training supplies, secure event space, attend professional training or conferences, print materials, or other training-related costs.

For a list of possible project ideas and required training components, see Page 1 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184756

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The Commission expects to award grants up to $1,500 per organization.

Term of Contract:

Projects under this proposal should take place from June 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; school districts, institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and Indian Tribes. All projects must take place in the state of Kansas.

Applicants may not request funding for stipends, salary, or equipment.

For further funding restrictions, see Page 3 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline:
- April 18, 2022: Application released
- May 18, 2022: Applications are due by 5:00 PM
- May 27, 2022: Awards will be announced
- June 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022: Grant period
- December 12, 2022: Submit Final Report
- January 16, 2022: Grantees should expect reimbursement of funds

All entities must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN), Unique Entity ID and must be registered and accepted in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to applying.

For this grant, applicants will be reimbursed 100% (up to $1,500) of their costs related to supplies, technology, and/or background checks needed to respond to volunteer program needs. Only those expenses incurred after the grant starts on June 1 will be eligible for reimbursement.

There is a dollar-for-dollar cost match requirement.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to Include “Mini-Grant Application” in the subject line.

Contact Meg Pearson by phone at (785) 296-5712 or by email at with any questions.

Kansas Volunteer Commission
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 105
Topeka, KS 66612

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