How do you plan to pay tribute on this year’s anniversary of the September 11th attacks? Why not unite with hundreds of thousands of volunteers all across the United States to serve in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks? With a mini-grant from the Regional Volunteer Center of the Southern Tier, local volunteer efforts occurring in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties have the opportunity to be supported with additional funds to enhance the impact of National Day of Service and Remembrance projects.
The Regional Volunteer Center of the Southern Tier is a regional collaboration designed to promote and enhance local volunteer efforts in our community. Under the leadership of the Institute for Human Services, United Way of Broome County, and United Way of Tompkins County, local nonprofit organizations are coming together to create a dynamic, regional partnership to enhance and strengthen volunteer efforts in the Southern Tier area.
As part of this new partnership, we are pleased to be able to offer mini-grants to support local volunteer efforts on National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurring across the country on Tuesday, September 11th. If your organization is currently planning an event and could use some additional funding to enhance your efforts, we encourage you to request a mini-grant of up to $250. We hope to be able to offer at least one mini-grant in each of the eight counties served by the project.
If you are interested in applying for a mini-grant, simply fill out the online application by clicking on the link below. Applications must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, August 24, 2012 and applicants will be notified of funding decisions by Friday, August 31, 2012.
If you have any questions about the efforts in your area, please feel free to contact your local area representative. Contact information for each of the three local representatives is listed below:
We look forward to continuing to work with you to increase the impact of volunteerism in our region!
Funding for the National Day of Service and Remembrance Mini-Grants has been made possible by a grant through the New York State Office of National and Community Service.