Do you want to give back to your community and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities at the same time?
The Arc is once again partnering with the Corporation for National and Community Service to offer $5,000 – $15,000 grants to chapters of The Arc and other nonprofit community organizations to develop September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance projects.
These projects not only meet a need in the community—they give volunteers the opportunity to develop skills, build relationships, and show that despite the perception of people with disabilities as the ones in need of service, they can and do give back to their communities.
Keynote volunteer events must be held on the September 11, 2021 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Additional volunteer activities should also occur throughout the duration of the grant period prior to the
Keynote event on September 11, 2021.
Partner with a service club to recruit volunteers with and without disabilities from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to participate in the project.
Work with emergency preparedness groups or local first responders (e.g., Fire, EMS, or Police departments) to train and increase community safety, preparedness, and resilience in your community in case of a disaster.
Implement a Keynote event on the September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11, 2021).
Hold volunteer service activities throughout the grant term building up to the September 11th Day of Service.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Received by Friday, December 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.