MCSC offering September 11 National Day of Service & Remembrance Volunteer Project Awards
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
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.).
CERT Teams, national service grantees, volunteer centers, nonprofits, K-12, higher education institutions, and veteran serving organizations are eligible to apply.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this partner support opportunity was made possible by
the Michigan Community Service Commission and Michigan Nonprofit Association