Wednesday, June 17, 2009

$750,000 in grants available for 501(c)(3)s and schools for programs to increase student poll workers

The EAC is awarding a total of $750,000 in grants for programs that encourage college students to serve as poll workers. The program will award roughly 15 to 25 grants of at least $40,000 for new grantess and $10,000 for recompeting grantees.

How and When to Apply
Grant applications must be mailed or hand delivered to the EAC. Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July 16, 2009. For additional application information and instructions, read the official federal grant notice.

Contact Information
Questions regarding the grants can be directed to Mark Abbott or Julie Ruder by calling (866) 747-1471 toll-free or sending an e-mail to

Eligibility Requirements
Private and public postsecondary institutions, community colleges, nonpartisan student organizations, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

For ideas and more information about recruitment activities, see the EAC’s Guidebook for Recruiting College Poll Workers.

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