Michigan Community Service Commission offering 9/11 Day of Support and Remembrance volunteer project support

The Michigan Community Service Commission is offering project support to Michigan organizations that wish to host volunteer projects as part of the 9/11 Day of Service 2019.  The deadline to apply is August 9, 2019.  Applicants will be notified electronically of their partnership status no later than August 16, 2019.  All awards will be given on a reimbursement basis and align with budget submitted with partner's application.  

All proposed projects and activities must occur within the dates of Friday, September 6, 2019  through Friday, September 20, 2019.  Preference will be given to project applications that cite activities on Wednesday, September 11th.  

You can apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/911DayofService2019

Volunteer Project Support

Project cost reimbursement totaling up to $500 is available and will be distributed based on the following scale:

  • $500 - Engage or recruit 50 or more volunteers
  • $350 - Engage or recruit 35 or more volunteers
  • $250 - Engage or recruit 25 or more volunteers

The Michigan Community Service Commission will choose 10-15 partners that will be reimbursed for project expenses within Michigan neighborhoods.


Volunteer project support is intended to encourage volunteer projects that address:

  • Disaster Preparedness, resiliency, and mitigation: Helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters, including 1) recognizing risks, 2) planning ahead, 3) gathering supplies, and 4) what to do during a disaster. A project must be cost-effective and substantially reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering resulting from a disaster.
  • Supporting Veterans & Military Families: Serving those who have served us, as well as engaging the talents of our veterans and military families.
  • Public Safety: Activities that protect community residents from fire or personal/property crime; provide for access to public safety personnel such as teaching school children about proper use of 911, matching law enforcement personnel with young volunteers to serve together etc.
  • Inspiring Michigan Residents to Rise and Serve Their Community: Carry on the legacy of that fateful day that inspired Americans to rise and serve each other in the spirit of freedom.  Volunteer recruitment fairs/campaigns and events qualify under this category and must provide proof of newly recruited volunteer rosters.   

Please note these funds are available solely to engage people in service projects – not community engagement events (i.e. prayer breakfasts, educational marches, ceremonies, etc.).  Other unallowable expenses include volunteer snacks/food, t-shirts, staff salaries, and office equipment such as laptops, printers, copiers, etc.  

The Michigan Community Service Commission has partnered with Youth Service America, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service to support 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance in Michigan.