September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants

Posted on March 05, 2012

September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. For more than15 years, CNCS—through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and other programs and activities—has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.

In 2009, Congress passed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (SAA), the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. This landmark law not only expands service opportunities, but focuses national service on key outcomes; builds the capacity of individuals, nonprofits, and communities to succeed; and encourages innovative approaches to solving problems.

In alignment with the SAA and the CNCS Strategic Plan, this September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Announcement of Federal Funding Availability will focus grant making for fiscal years 2012-2013 in six focus areas identified by the SAA:

Disaster Services
Economic Opportunity
Environmental Stewardship
Healthy Futures
Veterans and Military Families

In order to carry out the intent of Congress and to maximize the impact of the investment in national service, CNCS seeks to fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and address community problems through service and volunteering. CNCS also seeks to fund programs that mobilize their communities in service and remembrance to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and those who rose in service as result of that tragedy.

For the FY 2012-2013 September 11th Day competition, CNCS will prioritize investment in the following areas of its work:

Disaster Services
Veterans and Military Families
Capacity Building

Applications are due March 13, 2012

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