2017-2018 AmeriCorps Competitive RFP

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps competitive funding cycle. The funding opportunity is now available on the Volunteer Florida grants page. Applications for funding are due November 28, 2016.

Each year, approximately 80,000 Americans across our nation 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.

Technical assistance conference calls are scheduled for October 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (continuation applicants) and 2:00 p.m. EST (new applicants). To register for a call, please email anitra@volunteerflorida.org. You will be provided a call-in number and password once you register.

For helpful technical assistance 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.

To see the FY 2017-2018 AmeriCorps RFP, please visit our grants page.