MVSKOKE YOUTH OPPORTUNITY GRANT
Purpose of the Mvskoke Youth Opportunity Grant is to assist enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, ages 0-24, with participation in educational activities and non-educational extra-curricular activities.
The grant is available each fiscal year (October 1st-September 30th) as long as the youth is eligible and funds are available.
Various Opportunities - Max $250
ex: sports, arts, music, rodeo, cultural activities, education, leadership, drivers education and more.
Educational and Leadership Opportunities ONLY:
Outside the youth's state of residence - Max $1,000
Outside the youth's country of residence - Max $2,000
*Grants cannot exceed the maximum amounts listed.
**Education opportunities are required to provide educational credits.
Must be an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Must provide a copy of the youth's citizenship card.
Must be age 24 or under
Must complete an online application
Must complete a 100 word essay, written by the youth, explaining how the opportunity will help them.
Must provide a letter from the organization in which you are participating.
Must provide a budget of total expenses and funding for the individual’s activity. (see itemized budget form below)
Must provide a completed release of information form. (see release form below)
*Applicant must be in good standing.
Failure to comply with requirement (after the grant is received) will result in the youth being ineligible for one calendar year from the date that all documents are received.
Application Supporting Documents
Can I apply for the grant every year?
The grant is a once per fiscal year grant that the youth can apply for every fiscal year as long as they remain eligible.
Who is eligible for the grant?
Any Muscogee (Creek) citizen aged 24 and under is eligible to receive the grant. Past recipients must have turned in all post-grant documents to remain eligible for the next fiscal year.
What are the service learning requirements?
5th grade and under = 2.5 hours
6th-8th grades = 5 hours
9th-12th grades = 10 hours
Not in School or Graduate = 15 hours
What is allowable as service learning?
In the document above titled "Allowable Service Learning" are examples of what is allowable and not allowable to fulfill the service leraning requirements.
What is service learning?
Service Learning is defined as volunteering or serving within the youth’s local community or within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Examples include: picking up trash, preparing grounds for traditional ceremonies, serving meals to a group, etc.
When does the fiscal year start/end?
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.