Program Director Resources
Volunteer Florida requires subgrantees to submit reports and program updates throughout the year. If Volunteer Florida requires a form as a report through Blackbaud or requests changes throughout the grant year, please refer to this section. Volunteer Florida has also included sample documents or templates where applicable.
Under the National and Community Service Act of 1990, AmeriCorps grantees must conduct National Service Criminal History checks on all covered employees and AmeriCorps members who receive a salary, national service education award, living allowance or stipend under CNCS grants, even if the activities don’t involve service with vulnerable populations. An individual is ineligible to serve in a position that receives such CNCS funding if the individual is registered, or required to be registered, as a sex offender or has been convicted of murder.
This section includes resources on budget revisions, timesheets, travel reimbursement, in-kind contributions, and much more.
Volunteer Florida participates in the America’s Service Commission online National Direct Consultation single form to initiate and streamline consultation between multi-state applicants and state service commissions. Click here to complete the consultation process.
FY 2021 AmeriCorps Formula Funding Opportunity
Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2021-2022 AmeriCorps formula funding cycle.
Deadline: Grant Opportunity Closed as of March 8, 2021
Each year, approximately 65,000 Americans meet critical community needs through service in AmeriCorps. With funding from AmeriCorps 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 Formula Funding opportunity below:
FY 2021 AmeriCorps Formula Funding Opportunity – (Right-click and choose “Save link as” to download PDF.)
- Provider Assessment Questionnaire
- Operating Capital Certification
- Sample Budget
- Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS) (Please submit the OFMS as a Word document)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Download Frequently Asked Questions here.
Technical Assistance Webinars:
Below you will find several recorded webinars providing further information regarding this AmeriCorps funding opportunity:
AmeriCorps 101: Serve, Impact, Transform: View webinar here / Download Powerpoint slides here / View “What Is AmeriCorps?” video here
Creating Strong Narratives: View webinar here / Download Powerpoint slides here
AmeriCorps Budget 101: View webinar here / Download Powerpoint slides here
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.