Volunteer Florida has re-released the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps competitive funding RFP to reflect newly-released application instructions from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Please refer to the updated information posted on our Grants pageApplications for funding are due November 16, 2017.

Each year, approximately 80,000 Americans meet critical community needs through service in AmeriCorps. With funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service that is administered by Volunteer Florida, AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their life to intensive community service in exchange for a small living stipend and college scholarship. The experience often leads to a life enriched by volunteering and in many cases, a career in the nonprofit-sector or public service.

AmeriCorps programs address critical community needs in key focus areas including education, disaster services, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, response to local disasters, restoring natural habitats, and job training/placement. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.

FAQs and technical assistance conference call recordings are posted here.

For helpful technical assistance information including an introduction to AmeriCorps, please visit this link.

If you have any questions regarding AmeriCorps or the funding process, please contact americorpsrfp@volunteerflorida.org.

AmeriCorps is a program funded by the U.S. Congress under the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 94.006. The national public/private partnership supporting AmeriCorps is the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  For more information about the CNCS and national AmeriCorps programs, visit www.americorps.gov. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion.