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September 2, 2014                                                                                            785.296.8447


Awards announced for September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance Mini-Grants

Funding will engage volunteers in tribute projects across Kansas.

TOPEKA, KS - The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is pleased to announce funding to eight Kansas organizations through September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance mini-grants.

The goal of the September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance is to provide a positive way for people to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those who rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world.  On or around the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans will unite in service in the same remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks.   Recipients will use the mini-grants to help fund a variety of initiatives throughout Kansas that focus on environment, education, military family/veterans, and disaster relief/preparedness.   A complete list of initiatives is available here.


In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service & Remembrance.  With funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is working with organizations across Kansas to engage volunteers in tribute projects.


Kansas Volunteer Commission

September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance Mini-Grant Recipients




Butler County Department on Aging

Butler County

Lyons USD 405

Rice County


Johnson County

Rosedale Development Association

Wyandotte County

Sheltered Living, Inc.

Shawnee County

USO Fort Riley

Riley County

United Way of the Plains

Sedgwick County

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Johnson County


The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service.  The KVC provides grant funding, training, and support to Kansas organizations, while also administering federal funding to the AmeriCorps programs throughout the state and managing the Kansas Mentors statewide mentoring partnership.  For more information on mini-grant opportunities or other KVC programs, please visit