State Farm Grant Available for Service-Learning Projects Targeting Youths

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State Farm Grant service-learning opportunities to youthThe Neighborhood Resource Center advises that a grant is available from State Farm for organizations to provide service-learning opportunities to youth. This is a national grant provided through their Youth Advisory Board (YAB). This board is made up of thirty students, ages 17-20 that help State Farm design and implement a service-learning initiative to address issues important to State Farm and communities across the United States and Canada.

The Youth Advisory Board is currently funding service-learning projects of $25,000-$100,000. Service-learning is a teaching method which supplements classroom studies with hands-on projects, addressing pressing community issues and problems.

1) Proposal must incorporate service-learning.

2) Proposal must include promotion of State Farm and the State Farm Youth Advisory Board through ways of public and media outreach.

3) Proposal must fit within one of the five issue areas outlined in the Request For Proposals:

  • Drivers’ Safety
  • Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap
  • Financial Literacy
  • Natural and Societal Disaster Preparedness
  • Environmental Responsibility

The deadline for submitting the application is Monday, May 2, 2011 3:00 p.m. PST.

Primary applicant should be either an educator who currently teaches in a public K-12, public charter, or higher education institution, or a school-based service-learning coordinator whose primary role is to coordinate service-learning projects in a public, charter, or higher education institution. Non-profit organizations are also eligible if they are able to demonstrate how they plan to actively interact with students in public K-12 schools.

Applicants must also have 501(c)3 federal tax status and a demonstrated capacity to effectively manage grant funds. Organizations may also serve as the site’s designated lead partner with primary responsibility for program implementation.

For additional information and to apply online, visit the State Farm website.

To apply, you be required to set up an account with an email and password.

Once you are on the webpage above, please click on the Grant Supplemental Info link for a listing of a detailed overview of the program and requirements for proposals.

For questions about the Grant or application contact Brad Corriher at (309) 766-6126 or email

The Neighborhood Resource Center has computers with internet access available for neighborhood and community groups to research and submit applications for this and other grant funds. Please call ahead to reserve computer time to (562) 570-1010.

If you submit a grant and if you win please notify:

Margaret Madden
Neighborhood Improvement Officer
Neighborhood Services Bureau
444 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 1700
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-6830

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