2014 OA Lodge Matching Service Grant Applications Due October 31

If your OA lodge is planning a council camp or service center project during 2014, you can apply now for a 2014 OA Matching Service Grant. All lodges applying for the grant must have been a 2012 JTE lodge and should not have received a grant from the Order of the Arrow during the last two years (2012 or 2013).

All 2014 service grant applications must be submitted by October 31, 2013, and they must be signed by the lodge chief, lodge advisor, council president, and Scout executive to be eligible for consideration.

All 2014 camp property or service center projects approved for funding must be completed by October 31, 2014. The total cost of your proposed project should not exceed $20,000. The Order of the Arrow will provide up to one-half of the money for a service project with a $5,000 maximum amount granted for any lodge project. The local lodge must also contribute at least 50 percent of the labor necessary to complete a grant-approved project. All lodges awarded these merit-based grants will be notified by January 31, 2014.

The complete guidelines, including the 2014 OA Service Grant application, can be found online. If you have any questions in this regard, please feel free to contact Matt Dukeman or Michael Thompson, vice chairman, National OA Committee.

Since 1999, the National OA Committee has helped numerous camp and service center projects. If your lodge is eligible, please do not miss this potential funding opportunity, as the Order of the Arrow continues its rich history of servant leadership to local councils that began in 1915.


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