9/11 National Day of Service Grant Projects – 1-time opportunity to apply for an American Legion Auxiliary $1,000 service project grant! Application DEADLINE June 30! Time’s really tight, here’s the scoop:
The American Legion Auxiliary has just been awarded a CNCS grant to make 50 awards of $1,000 each for 9/11 National Day of Service Projects.
Grants will be awarded for service projects and 9/11 remembrance activities that must take place between Friday, September 8, 2017 and Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Each grant of $1,000 requires a $250 cash or in-kind services match (making the grant total $1,250 on paper.) Applications are due June 30th !
The application and instructions/guidelines are attached. The application isn’t difficult – it’s a 3-page fillable form. For the $250 required match, you can show donated goods or a $250 additional cash contribution as the match. It’s pretty simple. Also, The American Legion, Sons, and other nonprofit organizations or schools can apply for an ALA 9/11 Service project grant, but they must show that they are collaborating with an American Legion Auxiliary unit, district/county, or department.
The 9/11 service projects must benefit veterans, military, and their families and engage ALA and community volunteers, meaning on average each project should involve about 30 community members and project beneficiaries. The service projects must benefit veterans, military and their families to address veterans’ community needs such as reintegration, employment, higher education, housing and community facility improvement, and youth civics education. Each service project must also incorporate a reflection activity around the September 11th attacks on the United States.
Funding was awarded to the American Legion Auxiliary by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The 9/11 National Day of Service honors the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. The ALA Foundation will be approving the individual grant awards via an expedited process on behalf of the ALA. Both National President Mary Davis and ALA Foundation Board President Linda Boone are excited at this unexpected opportunity. We know the time frame is short – but it’s a great opportunity and a very easy way to apply for $1,000 that can be used to help spruce up a Legion post or Auxiliary facility. [More information and application form]