- Grant Application Period Closed 4/01/2022 - 


Research shows that youth civic engagement is critical for a variety of reasons. Youth engagement can lead to increased academic performance and improved social-emotional well-being. It builds safe and inclusive school and community cultures and decreases dropout rates. When young people develop healthy civic habits, skills and commitments, they become more active in community decision-making which leads to broader representation and communities benefit.

To support this purpose, the Kansas Volunteer Commission, a program of the Kansas State Department of Education, announces the availability of grant funds to support the civic engagement of youth in grades K-12. For this grant, applicants may choose to engage in youth civic engagement projects AND/OR provide training to volunteers, staff or students in support of youth civic engagement.


Application available here

Guidelines available here

Match FAQ available here

Application Closed April 1, 2022

For Questions or support e-mail: jdorsey@ksde.org