|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the entity responsible for managing AmeriCorps programs in the State of Florida, is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps funding request for proposals (RFP). Organizations interested in applying should respond to the RFP by Monday, November 1, 2021 at 5 pm (ET).
“Volunteer Florida is immensely proud to offer this funding opportunity with AmeriCorps, increasing impact through local organizations getting things done throughout the Sunshine State,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “AmeriCorps members are on Florida’s front lines of environmental stewardship, workforce development, educational mentorship, and so much more. We implore those organizations looking to affect the greatest change in their local communities to apply for this opportunity.”
This past year, nearly 1,500 people took the pledge to improve Florida’s communities through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members serve in many different capacities, including educational support, veterans’ services, public land conservation, disaster response, and more. Member activities include tutoring and mentoring underserved students, supporting veterans and military families, sustaining state parks, as well as responding to emergencies and disasters.
AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteering, and funding is administered by state service commissions like Volunteer Florida. Over the past 25 years, AmeriCorps has empowered over 1.4 million individuals nationwide to dedicate a year of service, driving solutions to our communities’ most pressing issues. In return, members gain leadership skills and on-the-job training, as well as a living stipend and educational award equivalent to the Pell Grant used to help pay for post-secondary educational costs upon completion of their service.
To view the RFP and application instructions, please click here. On Tuesday, October 12th, Volunteer Florida will host two technical assistance webinars for applicant organizations at 10am and 2pm (ET). Please click here to register for the 10am (ET) webinar as a continuation applicant, and click here to register for the 2pm (ET) webinar as a new/recompete applicant. Proposals are due to Volunteer Florida by 5 pm (ET) on Monday, November 1, 2021.
If you have any questions regarding AmeriCorps or the funding process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.