Each year, Volunteer Florida releases two AmeriCorps grant opportunities that eligible nonprofit organizations, educational foundations and government agencies may apply for.

The AmeriCorps formula funding application generally opens in late-January, while the competitive funding application opens in late-September.

At this time, there is not an application open. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all of our funding opportunities. You may also email info@volunteerflorida.org if you have questions.

Volunteer Florida’s ability to offer this program is dependent on federal funding.

Previous AmeriCorps Grant Opportunity

FY 2021 AmeriCorps Competitive  Funding Opportunity

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2021-2022 AmeriCorps competitive funding cycle.

Deadline: November 2, 2020
New Submission Information Released – See Application Below

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 education award. 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 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.

For helpful technical assistance including an introduction to AmeriCorps, please click here.

Please refer to dates, deadlines and priorities in the Volunteer Florida FY 2021 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding opportunity below:

FY 2021 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding Opportunity – (Right-click and choose “Save link as” to download PDF.)

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the funding opportunity should be submitted to americorpsrfp@volunteerflorida.org.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

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Technical Assistance Webinars (2021):

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Technical Assistance Webinars (2020)

Click to play any of the videos below. These videos were created in 2020 and some of the numbers do not match those from 2021. However, the concepts do not change from year to year and you may find these videos helpful as you apply for AmeriCorps funding.

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, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.