Grant Competition


write the action plan

Action Plans are community service project proposals that, if selected, will receive $2,500 for implementation.

Action Plans must be a collaboration between Scholars and a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote Gainesville’s development.

Action Scholars will learn how to write “Action Plans” throughout the conference.

win the grant AWARD

Assembly for Action is offering five grant awards of $2,500 each.

In addition to these grants, Assembly for Action will host special presentations with other community service grant providers on campus, totaling a potential $20,000 in additional funding opportunities for Action Scholars.

Winning Action Plans propose how a Scholar’s involvement with a local non-profit can help that non-profit overcome a significant challenge it faces in serving the Gainesville community. These plans require follow-up with our various non-profit partners to ensure the student is matched with an organization willing to take on the new project. Alternatively, a “New Initiative” Action Plan gives a student the opportunity to propose the creation of a new student-led initiative that will benefit the Gainesville community in a way that is currently not addressed by any existing community organization or non-profit.

implement your community service project

Grant winners can begin to execute their Action Plans as soon as the conference ends. To acquire funding for the project, the Action Scholar will have to make purchases on an as-needed basis with the manager of the grant account, Ms. Sherry Feagle of the Bob Graham Center. Ms. Feagle will need to approve all purchases necessary for the completion of the community service project. All grant-winning Action Plans will receive their grant allotment piece-by-piece as the Scholar requests funding to be spent directly on the needs of his or her non-profit project.