|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Volunteer Florida, the organization responsible for managing AmeriCorps programs in the State of Florida, is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 AmeriCorps formula funding request for proposals (RFP). Organizations interested in applying should respond to the RFP by Monday, February 27, 2023, at 5:00 pm (EST).
“Volunteer Florida, with the support of the federal agency, AmeriCorps, is proud to increase the capacity and impact of organizations across the Sunshine State through AmeriCorps members,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo. “AmeriCorps members ‘get things done’ in Florida, and I encourage organizations who are interested in bringing this change to their communities to consider applying.”
Each year, nearly 1,700 young people across our state take the pledge to strengthen Florida’s communities through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps members serve in many different capacities, including educational support, veteran services, public land conservation, disaster response, and more. Member activities include tutoring and mentoring underserved students, supporting veterans and military families, sustaining state parks, and rebuilding after natural disasters.
AmeriCorps funding is made available by the federal agency AmeriCorps and administered by state service commissions like Volunteer Florida. Over the past 25+ years, AmeriCorps has empowered over one million individuals across our nation to dedicate a year to service and become the solution to our communities’ most pressing issues. In return, members gain leadership skills and on-the-job training, as well as a living stipend and an education award that can be used to help pay for college or repay student loans upon the completion of their service year.
To view the RFP and application instructions, please click here. Proposals are due to Volunteer Florida by 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, February 27, 2023.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! On Friday, January 27, 2023, Volunteer Florida will release a webinar series to review the overall AmeriCorps funding opportunity on the following criteria:
- “AmeriCorps 101”
- “Budget 101”
- “Creating Strong Narratives”
To learn more about this opportunity and the RFP process, please join us for our technical assistance webinars on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. There will be a webinar at 10:00 am (EST) for continuation applicants and a webinar at 2:00 pm (EST) for new and recompete applicants. To register for the continuation webinar, please click here. To register for the new/recompete webinar, please click here.
FAQs from both technical assistance webinars will post to our website on Friday, February 3, 2023.
If you have any questions regarding AmeriCorps or the funding process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.