January 24, 2022
Kim Hawkes
(850) 556-9799

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Volunteer Florida, the agency responsible for administering AmeriCorps programs in the State of Florida, is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps formula funding request for proposals (RFP). Organizations interested in applying should respond to the RFP by Monday, March 7 at 5pm (ET). “AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to service and in return, Florida’s communities are better places to live, work and raise a family,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “We encourage all of Florida’s nonprofit organizations to harness the power of national service members in their community and apply for this funding opportunity.”

This year, 1,600 young people across Florida are anticipated to take the pledge to strengthen our local communities by becoming AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members serve in many different capacities, including educational mentorship, veteran services, public land conservation, disaster response and recovery, and much more. Member activities include tutoring and mentoring underserved students, supporting veterans and military families, conserving Florida’s state parks, and rebuilding local communities after natural disasters. Funding is made available by AmeriCorps and administered statewide by Volunteer Florida. Over the past 25 years, AmeriCorps has empowered over 1.4 million individuals across the nation to dedicate a year of service, assisting in driving solutions for our communities’ most pressing needs. In return, members gain leadership skills and on-the-job-training, as well as a living stipend and educational award used to help pay for post-secondary educational costs upon completion of their service. To view the RFP and application instructions, please click here. Proposals are due to Volunteer Florida by 5pm (ET) on Monday, March 7, 2022.   To learn more about this opportunity and the RFP process, please join us for our technical assistance webinars on Monday, February 7. There will be a webinar at 10am (ET) for continuation applicants (register here) and a webinar at 2pm (ET) for new/recompete applicants (register here). If you have any questions regarding AmeriCorps or the funding process, please contact: more about Volunteer Florida and funding opportunities here.


About Volunteer FloridaIn 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25 years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and recently launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live. For more information, please visit