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9/11 Mini-Grant Opportunity Applications due 8/05/2022

The 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by 9/11 family members and support groups, who worked to establish the charitable service day as a forward-looking way to honor 9/11 victims, survivors, and others who rose up in service response to the attacks. In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged AmeriCorps with supporting this effort across the country. With funding from AmeriCorps, the Kansas Volunteer Commission is working with organizations across Kansas to engage volunteers in tribute projects.


The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; school districts, institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and Indian Tribes. All projects must take place in the State of Kansas.

All entities must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN), Unique Entity Identification (UEI) Number that replaces the Dun and Bradstreet University Numbering System (DUNS) AND must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to applying.

Application Materials Available Here


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DEI Course Extended Until December 31st, 2022!

The Kansas Volunteer Commission presents five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning sessions intended to provide participants with an introduction to DEI concepts and vocabulary. The course developed by Dr. Bongi Wenyika, addresses the following topics: ‚ÄčHistory, Immigration, Assumptions and Myths About What is American; Definition, Dimension and Types of Diversity; Dynamics of Inequality; Understanding Disability by Challenging Ableism Through Inclusive Practices; Raising Awareness of LGBTQIA Challenges in Communities.

This is an on-demand course that participants can progress through at their own pace.

Each learning session in the course will have a pre-recorded video and a workbook in Google Classroom. The workbooks will contain: activities to be completed while following along with each video; homework and reflective activities to help participants think about what they have learned; resource lists for further learning around each topic.

In addition, the Google Classroom will have a general DEI resource library with resources that are not specific to the course but are relevant to DEI work and learning.

The cost for the entire five-part DEI course is $25. Once registered, invoices will be sent the Friday following the registration date. Invoices must be paid before access to the course will be granted. Credit cards are not accepted. Scholarships are available upon request. 

If you have questions, please email Meg Pearson at

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The Kansas Volunteer Commission congratulates the following programs for being selected as the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Kansas subgrantees.

Operational Subgrantees

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence 
  • Harvesters – The Community Food Network 
  • International Rescue Committee, Inc.
  • Kansas City Teacher Residency, Inc. 
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
  • National Lead for America, Inc. 
  • Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas
  • United Way of Douglas County
  • USD 260 Derby 
  • Wichita State University 

    Planning Subgrantees

  • Emporia State University 
  • Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education 
  • Center for Supportive Communities

    For a total amount of $2,747,460