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Deadline: April 29, 2015

Corporation for National and Community Service: 2015 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. The purpose of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant funding is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service and remembrance activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.

In order to carry out Congress’s intent and to maximize the impact of investment in national service, this September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Notice prioritizes grant funding in CNCS’s focus areas of Disaster Services, and Veterans and Military Families:

  1. Disaster Services: Grants will help individuals and communities prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of disasters and increase community resiliency.
  2. Veterans and Military Families: Grants will improve the quality of life of veterans and improve military family strength.

CNCS will give priority consideration to organizations with applications that feature one or more of the following elements:

  • A focus on engaging and supporting Veterans and Military Families in September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance activities
  • A proposal to develop educational materials or curriculum for youth, including a plan for curriculum distribution and educating youth about service to honor September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Expertise in representing families of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks and other affected constituencies

Amount: $600,000 is available for grants ranging from $50,000-$300,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are capable of carrying out multi-state, nationally focused (10 or more states), or comprehensive regional initiatives. Regional initiatives are multiple cities in a region or are state-wide. If necessary, applicants may engage with other partners to accomplish these geographic initiatives. Eligible lead applicants are: Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); County governments; city or township governments; special district governments; public and State controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; and independent school districts.

Link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2015/2015-september-11th-national-day-service-and

Note: A Notice of Intent to Apply is strongly encouraged and is due by April 14, 2015.

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