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Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development

Leadership Grants

Grants for Leadership Projects 
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development and
Huck Boyd Foundation, with support from the Kansas Health Foundation, is offering up to 10 grants up to $450 each

Request for Proposals

Purpose:  Do you have a leadership class which needs funds to carry out a class project?  Do you have leadership students who would benefit from resources to implement a service project?  Do you have a leadership program which needs project funding?

Eligible Groups:  Community & Collegiate Leadership Programs in Kansas

Due Date:  Proposals are due by Saturday, November 15, 2014.


Funds are to be used for projects between November 15, 2014 and December 30, 2015.

    Your application must include:


        Contact Information

         Name, Organization Name, Address, Phone, and Email


         A Narrative (no more than 1000 words) that includes:

Organization Background (mission, major activities, and population served)

Project Description

Statement of how leadership development is occurring in the planning of the project and/or in the project itself

Statement of commitment – provide a final written report on the outcomes of the project


         Project Budget

         Income Sources


         Narrative Statement about the use of the grant funds


Please submit your proposal electronically (in pdf or Word format) to jlierz@k-state.edu.  Put “Proposal” in the subject line.  (We are also interested in hearing how you learned about these grants – online, word of mouth, news release, etc.)


All proposals must be received by November 15, 2014 to be considered.  Winning proposals will be selected through an independent third-party review process.  


Examples of previously successful grant proposals:


A county-wide leadership class wanted to put up decorative banners on main street of every community in the county.


An emerging leaders program chose to create a community garden.


A college student in leadership chose to put on a performing arts day for elementary school children.


A county leadership program took its participants to the 5 Star Leadership Program at the Eisenhower Center.


A community leadership class chose to launch a summer lunch program to help provide good nutrition for needy children.


A college leadership student needed to purchase a portable speaker system and presentation equipment for the student leadership team.


A community leadership class developed a Veteran’s memorial for the community.


A county leadership program helped build a rock climbing wall in the city swimming pool.


A community leadership program assisted a needy family by clearing brush and debris and installing new landscaping materials, thus improving the environment and eliminating a safety hazard.





Questions can be emailed to rwilson@k-state.edu.


For a printable copy of some of the above information, click here:

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