MCSC offering 9/11 Day of Service volunteer project support

The Michigan Community Service Commission is offering financial awards t to Michigan organizations that plan to host volunteer projects as part of the 9/11 Day of Service.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 17. All proposed events or activities must occur within the dates of Friday, Aug. 31 through Friday, Sept. 14.  Preference will be given to projects applications that cite activities on Tuesday, Sept. 11th.  

Award Amounts
Awards from our partners are valued at up to $500 are available 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

We will be awarding 10-15 partners for projects with Michigan organizations.

You can find the application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCSC911Day2018

You will need to submit a budget form that can be downloaded here.

 

Purpose
These awards are intended to encourage volunteer projects that address:

Disaster Preparedness, Resiliency, and Mitigation: Helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters, including 1) Recognizing Risks, 2) Planning Ahead, 3) Gathering Supplies, and 4) What to Do During a Disaster. A project must be cost-effective and substantially reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering resulting from a disaster.

Supporting Veterans & Military Families: Serving those who have served us, as well as engaging the talents of our veterans and military families.

Public Safety: Activities that protect community residents from fire or personal/property crime; provide for access to public safety personnel such as teaching school children about proper use of 911, matching law enforcement personnel with young volunteers to serve together etc.

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