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UServeUtah administers Utah AmeriCorps programs and grants for the MLK Day of Service and the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Grant funds are usually for nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, government agencies and schools. Grants are usually meant to be used as “seed money” to enhance the capacity of your organization in creating vibrant productive communities with active, engaged citizens. For more information about National Days of Service, click here

We look forward to working with you as you strengthen Utah communities through the power of service and volunteerism!

National Days of Service Grants

MLK Day of Service Grant

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”  It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Grants up to $1000 will be awarded to Utah nonprofit organizations to assist in creating projects that celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (January 15, 2018). A minimum of 75 volunteers must be recruited and used in Utah MLK Day of Service projects. The application will open later this fall. 

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9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Grant

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with supporting this effort across the country. UServeUtah, Utah’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism, will be accepting applications for for 9/11 Day of Service project grants from nonprofit organizations across the state of Utah in July 2017. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across Utah.

Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded to Utah nonprofit organizations to assist in creating projects occurring between September 8-16, 2017 to celebrate the 9/11 Day of Service.  A minimum of 100 volunteers must be recruited and used in Utah 9/11 Day of Service projects.

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Get involved in one of our 2017 grantees’ 9/11 Day of Service projects.

AmeriCorps Program Grant

AmeriCorps Utah logoThe Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism accepts applications for the operation of Utah States AmeriCorps programs.  AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment and other human needs.  Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members.  Program operation will begin in Fall of 2017. The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one meeting. Further information is available on our AmeriCorps Grant Overview page.