9/11 Day of Service Mini-Grant
The Kansas Volunteer Commission awarded a total of $5,420 to five organizations to support Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
To recognize the 20th anniversary of September 11th, the awardees will host volunteer projects and service activities honoring those who died and those who served on 9/11. The organizations that received funding are:
- Butler County Department on Aging
- Flint Hills Volunteer Center
- Hands-On K-State
- United Way of the Plains
- Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS
The Sept. 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 Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged AmeriCorps (formerly known as the Corporation for National and Community Service or CNCS) with supporting this effort across the country. With funding from AmeriCorps, the Kansas Volunteer Commission is working with these five organizations to engage volunteers in tribute projects.
- Guidelines are available here
Grant period: September 3 – September 19, 2021
For other questions, email Elaine Rodriguez at ERodriguez@ksde.org
NOTE: Grant funded programs may only operate in Kansas