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Honor. Serve. Unite.

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe.

September 11, 2021, is the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day. Join us on 9/11 Day— step forward to serve in a remarkable spirit of unity, honor, and compassion.

Remember, even a small act of service is a giant act of patriotism.

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Find a Project

Looking for a project? Find one in your area by searching on:

JustServe.org

Engage - Points of Light

Additional ideas and resources:

  • 911Day.org including “Teaching 9/11 to a New Generation of Americans”, “9/11 Day Teachers Guide”, “Dispelling Myths About Military Veterans”, and “Hallway of Heroes”.
  • AmeriCorps including tools to plan a service project that prepares you for safety in your community, in the classroom, and in the event of a disaster.
  • National Youth Leadership Council’s 9/11 Day Service-Learning Toolkit for adult facilitators and student leaders to select service projects and locations for 9/11 Day.
  • The 9/11 Lesson: Celebrating Real-Life Superheroes – For elementary educators & students: Explore this site to find out what happened on September 11, 2001, and how it changed the world forever. Play Virtual Heroes Experience games, access the 9/11 Lesson Library, and explore a Virtual Museum Gallery.
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UServeUtah 9/11 Day Mini Grants

 

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. UServeUtah is facilitating this mini grant opportunity for tribute projects. Awards will be funded up to $500 per project.

Grant Timeline
Opportunity Announcement: 8/13
Application Deadline: 8/30
Award Notifications: 9/2
Project Period: 9/4-9/19
Funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding approval
Final Reports: 9/24
Eligible Applicants
The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within the state of Utah or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; Tribal Governments, as well as partnerships with these entities.
All projects must take place in the state of Utah.
Grant Project Period
Projects under this proposal should take place during September 4 – September 19, 2021 and should have a focus on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Grantee Responsibilities

Mini-grant recipients will be required to:

  • Engage at least 10 volunteers in community engagement within the grant period
  • Have a focus on 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Track and report required metrics and project outcome
  • The match requirement has been waived although we will collect in the final report any other funding sources and amounts supporting the project
  • Increase public awareness of the issue through engagement of media and/or elected officials
  • Register your project on the Engage-Points of Light and Just Serve platforms by September 4, 2021
  • A final report will be required and will include the following elements:
    • Number of volunteers (as accurate as possible)
    • Number of volunteer hours (as accurate as possible)
    • How did the project benefit the community
    • Share other funding sources supporting the project
  • Include UServeUtah logo on all program materials and publicity. Tag @userveutah in social media posts
Funding Information/restrictions

Funding will be distributed within two weeks of funding notice.

Applicants may not request funding for the following:

  • Stipends or personnel salary
  • Indirect or administrative costs and equipment
  • Provide religious instruction, conduct worship services or engage in any form of proselytizing
  • Assist, promote, or deter union organizing
  • Finance directly or indirectly any activity designed to influence the outcome of an election, policy, or any politically-affiliated volunteerism
  • Impair existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements
Applications are now closed.

The deadline for submitting applications was August 30, 2021. Questions? Contact Wendy Carrigan at wcarrigan@utah.gov.