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Bloomington King Commission Announces Funding for "A Day On! Not A Day Off" 2015

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Oct. 2, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Emily Hughes, SPEA Fellow, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, 349.3430,

Bloomington King Commission Announces Funding for "A Day On! Not A Day Off"

Bloomington, Ind.
- Mayor Mark Kruzan and the City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announced today that funding is available for local organizations offering service and educational activities for volunteers on "A Day On! Not A Day Off." Applications can be submitted starting on Oct. 6.

Organizations are invited to create projects that are dynamic and relevant. The best projects will combine meaningful service with thoughtful reflection and provide volunteers with opportunities for ongoing community involvement. Projects that include continuing service and those that involve disadvantaged youth, veterans or military families in service activities or as recipients of service are particularly encouraged. These projects need to take place on and around Jan. 20, 2015 and during the 40 Days of Peace period. Eligible groups include nonprofit organizations, businesses, faith organizations, schools, community and neighborhood organizations, public and private agencies, student organizations and groups that serve veterans or military families. City of Bloomington departments and City-sponsored commissions must partner with non-City organizations to apply for funding.

Funding will be awarded based on the number and quality of proposals, with amounts based partially on the numbers of participants; projects using the greatest numbers of volunteers will receive more funding than those with fewer volunteers.

Detailed guidelines and applications are available on the Commission's website . Groups are encouraged to register their activities even if not applying for funding. The deadline to request funding is Nov. 10.

"Martin Luther King, Jr. Day presents an excellent opportunity for us to enhance community condition and collaborations," Kruzan said. "We are pleased to call for proposals for funding, thanks to the generosity of the primary financial supporters of 'A Day On! Not A Day Off.' The City of Bloomington would like to directly thank these supporters - the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and Service for Peace. We are making all funds we receive from these supporters available to local groups to help them acquire materials and supplies to be used by volunteers."

For more information, visit the Commission's website or contact SPEA Fellow Emily Hughes with the Community and Family Resources Department at 349.3430 or