Bring AmeriCorps to Your Community: 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding RFP

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT
Savannah Kelly
savannah@volunteerflorida.org
(850) 556-9799

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the entity responsible for managing AmeriCorps programs in the State of Florida, is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 AmeriCorps competitive funding request for proposals (RFP). Organizations interested in applying should respond to the RFP by October 28, 2019 at 5 pm (ET).

“In coordination with Volunteer Florida, AmeriCorps members do tremendous work to strengthen and serve our communities across the state,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “We are proud of our strong partnership with AmeriCorps and look forward to expanding their capacity of services which will provide more opportunities to bring forward meaningful change.”

“Volunteer Florida, with the support of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is proud to increase the capacity and impact of organizations across the Sunshine State through AmeriCorps members,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram. “AmeriCorps members ‘get things done’ in Florida and I encourage organizations who are interested in bringing this change to their communities to consider applying.”

Each year, nearly 1,700 young people across our state take the pledge to strengthen Florida’s communities through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members serve in many different capacities, including educational support, veteran services, public land conservation, disaster response and more. Member activities include tutoring and mentoring underserved students, supporting veterans and military families, sustaining national parks, and rebuilding after natural disasters.

AmeriCorps funding is made available by CNCS, the federal agency for national service, and administered by state service commissions, like Volunteer Florida. Over the past 25 years, AmeriCorps has empowered over one million individuals across our nation to dedicate a year to service and become the solution to our communities’ most pressing issues. In return, members gain leadership skills and on-the-job-training, as well as a living stipend and education award that can be used to help pay for college or repay student loans upon the completion of their service year.

To view the RFP and application instructions, please click here. Proposals are due to Volunteer Florida by 5 pm (ET) on October 28, 2019.

To learn more about this opportunity and the RFP process, please join us for our technical assistance calls/webinars on October 10, 2019. There will be a call at 10 am (ET) for continuation applicants and a call at 1 pm (ET) for new and recompete applicants. To register for the continuation calls and/or webinar, please click here. To register for the new/recompete call and/or webinar please click here.

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

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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 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.