MCSC offering September 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance Volunteer Project Awards

911 Day of Service

On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Michiganders will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.

The Michigan Community Service Commission and Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), are providing partner support and project awards to Michigan organizations who wish to host volunteer service projects to honor 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11, 2017.

All proposed events or activities must occur on or around 9/11 – Friday, September 1st through Friday, September 15, 2017. Preference will be given to events that occur on September 11, 2017.

Partner Support Amounts

Up to $500 is available to partners and will be distributed based on the following scale:

$500     -      Engage 50 or more volunteers
$350     -      Engage 35 or more volunteers
$250     -      Engage 25 or more volunteers
Purpose

The project awards  are intended to encourage volunteer projects that address disaster preparedness, supporting veterans and military families, or public safety. 

Please note these funds are available solely to engage people in direct service projects – not in community engagement events (i.e. prayer breakfasts, educational marches, ceremonies, etc.).

Eligible Applicants

CERT Teams, national service grantees, volunteer centers, nonprofits, K-12, higher education institutions, and veteran serving organizations are eligible to apply.

Application

Complete the online application narrative, found HERE, and budget worksheet found HERE.

Application Deadline

Applications are due no later than 5:00pm August 11, 2017.

Other Support Requirements

If approved, organizations must sign and return memorandum of understanding provided with the award letter.   Recipients will be required to participate in a 30 minute telephone consultation with the 9/11 Day of Service staff liaison at Michigan Community Service Commission.  Scheduling information for this consultation will be provided in the support award letter.  Partner support recipients must provide Michigan Community Service Commission with a completed final report by September 29, 2017.

Funding Guidelines

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider the following:

  • Funds must be used to support elements of a service project.
  • Projects must focus on disaster preparedness, supporting veterans and military families, or public safety.
  • Projects should demonstrate collaboration among multiple organizations such as CERT entities, education institutions, volunteer centers, youth service organizations, first responders, and/or national service programs.
Notification

All applicants will be notified of their funding status electronically by August 18, 2017.

Fill out application at 9/11 Day of Service

Send Questions to: Kristina Coby

Phone:  517-582-2480  Email: cobyk@michigan.gov

 

         Funding for this partner support opportunity was made possible by

the Michigan Community Service Commission and Michigan Nonprofit Association

 



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