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FY 2018 Competitive AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

 

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps competitive funding cycle.
Deadline: November 16, 2017.

Each year, approximately 80,000 Americans 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 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:

1) Download the New/Recompete Applicant Technical Assistance Call here.

2) For helpful technical assistance including an introduction to AmeriCorps, please click here.

3) Download FAQs here.

Please refer to dates, deadlines and priorities in the Volunteer Florida FY 2018 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding opportunity below:

FY 2018 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding Opportunity Re-Release (Right-click and choose “Save link as” to download pdf)

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 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.


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Americorps Grantees

GranteeGrant AmountMatchCounties Served
Big Brother Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties$137,401.00$336,291.00Indian River, St. Lucie
Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida$139,927.00$96,510.00Taylor
Branches, Inc.$261,322.00$261,322.00Miami-Dade
CareerSource Broward$207,434.00$169,030.00Broward
Centro Campesino$96,811.00$288,544.00Miami Dade
Children of Inmates Inc.$138,294.00$127,831.00Broward, Miami-Dade & Palm Beach
Children's Forum, Inc. $58,643.00$19,178.00Statewide
City of Orlando$523,291.00$236,444.00Orange
City of Orlando$411,534.00$224,481.00Orange
City Year Jacksonville$1,210,000.00$1,210,000.00Duval
City Year Miami$1,306,800.00$1,306,800.00Miami-Dade
City Year Miami$857,460.00$857,460.00Miami-Dade
City Year Orlando$605,000.00$605,000.00Orange
City Year Orlando$260,000.00$260,000.00Orange
Communities in Schools Miami-Dade$352,655.00$431,076.00Miami-Dade
Communities In Schools of Jacksonville$311,175.00$311,175.00Duval
Firewall Centers, Inc.$202,783.00$207,351.00Broward
Florida Department of Environmental Protection$627,855.00$628,472.00Statewide
Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend$128,579.00$109,881.00Bay, Leon
Heart of Florida United Way$248,940.00$161,546.00Orange
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County$548,450.00$548,450.00Palm Beach
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.$138,300.00$150,860.00Hillsborough
Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus$273,651.00$113,415.00Miami-Dade
Northwest Florida State College$179,790.00$130,211.00Okaloosa, Walton
Peacemakers, Inc.$225,099.00$225,099.00Miami-Dade
Polk Education Foundation$299,610.00$314,329.00Polk
Reading & Math Inc$484,050.00$389,883.00Miami-Dade
Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.$137,303.00$48,835.00Hillsborough
Teach for America$102,600.00$74,297.00Duval
Teach for America$115,500.00$70,790.00Miami-Dade
The Arc Jacksonville$217,437.00$157,454.00Clay, Duval, Nassau & St. Johns
University of North Florida$172,326.00$182,304.00Duval
Up2Us$177,445.00$232,933.00Miami-Dade
WorkNet Pinellas d/b/a CareerSource Pinellas$193,614$126,830Hillsborough and Pinellas
Total $11,351,079$10,614,08234 Counties Served

Rural Community Assets Fund Grantees

2017-2018 GRANTEECOUNTIES SERVED
Bay Education FoundationBay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big BendGadsden and Wakulla
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the SuncoastCollier
Boys & Girls Club of North Central FloridaTaylor
Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County, Inc.Indian River and Okeechobee
Franklin's Promise CoalitionFranklin
Indian River State College FoundationIndian River and Okeechobee
Junior Achievement of North FloridaWakulla
Monticello Opera HouseJefferson
Okaloosa Public Schools FoundationOkaloosa
2016-2017 RCAF GRANTEESCOUNTIES SERVED
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, Inc.Gadsden and Wakulla
Big Brothers Big Sisters Sun Coast, Inc.Immokalee
Boys & Girls Club of North Central FloridaTaylor
Communities in Schools of Bradford CountyBradford
Franklin's Promise Coalition, Inc.Franklin
ICE Foundation, Inc.Gadsden and Wakulla
Junior Achievement Tampa Bay, Inc.Highlands
Monticello Opera House, Inc.Jefferson
TCC FoundationGadsden and Wakulla
United Way of Collier CountyImmokalee
United Way Palm Beach County, Inc.Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay
Unity Family Community Center, Inc.Levy

Previous Grants

Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) 2017-2018 Request for Proposals

Contingent upon the receipt of federal funding, Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of 2017-2018 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding. Proposals are due August 4, 2017.

Volunteer Florida’s VGF program helps organizations to more effectively recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. Skills-based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that expands the impact of community organizations by engaging professionals from all industries, matching their experience, talents and education with the needs of nonprofits.

VGF is open to public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; or Indian Tribes. The FY 2017-2018 VGF program is intended to build capacity that will result in sustainable skills-based volunteer programs. As such, organizations receiving VGF program funds for three (3) years are not eligible for FY 2017-2018 VGF funding.

To Submit a Proposal

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund RFP here.

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund budget form here.

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund sample budget form here.

Volunteer Florida requires that proposals be submitted through an on-line system called MicroEdge that can be found here.
Proposals must be submitted through the MicroEdge system no later than Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:00pm EDT. Proposals submitted after this deadline or by any other means will not be considered for funding.

Download MicroEdge screen shots here.

Technical Assistance:
Please click HERE for a recording of the 2017-2017 VGF Technical Assistance Call.
Please click HERE to view the slides from the 2017-2018 VGF Technical Assistance Call.
Please click HERE to view the 2017-2018 VGF FAQ’s.

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions should be submitted to vgf2017@volunteerflorida.org.

To see a list of current VGF grantees, click here.

 


Florida Disaster Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity

 

NOTE: The timeline for the Florida Disaster Fund RFP has been amended:

 
FLORIDA DISASTER FUND RFP TIMELINE

Advertise and Release RFP May 10, 2017
Deadline to Submit Technical Questions May 17, 2017 12:00 PM EDT
Applicant Technical Assistance Call May 22, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
Proposal Due Date June 9, 2017 5:00 PM EDT
Peer Review Completed June 15, 2017
Award Notifications via email to Applicant ED/CEO
and results posted to Volunteer Florida website
July 13, 2017 (previously June 20, 2017) 5:00 PM EDT
Contract Execution July 18, 2017 (previously June 23, 2017)

Volunteer Florida Official Notice of Intent to Award


FY 2017-2018 CERT/Citizen Corps Notice of Funding Opportunity

In the anticipation of federal funding, Volunteer Florida is proud to announce the availability of FY 2017-2018 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)/Citizen Corps Program funding. Volunteer Florida will distribute a total of $300,000; in sub-grant awards of up to $10,000. Interested parties may apply for funding for a CERT program, a Citizen Corps program, or both. If seeking funding for both CERT and Citizen Corps, a separate application must be submitted for each. Each sub-grant application may request up to $10,000.

Volunteer Florida administers Florida’s CERT/Citizen Corps program funding in partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CERT/Citizen Corps is a training program that prepares Floridians to help their families and neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community.

The Citizen Corps program was created to coordinate volunteer activities that will make local communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. Citizen Corps Councils focus on emergency planning and education that will enhance community post-disaster resiliency.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a training program that allows citizens to receive training in basic disaster response skills which allow these volunteers to provide critical support, giving immediate assistance to victims before emergency first responders arrive on scene.

Eligible applicants include local units of government, counties and cities within the State of Florida, Fire Tax Districts, other tax districts, regional planning councils, state-supported community colleges, colleges and universities, and federally recognized tribes, or nations within the State of Florida. Although 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are not directly eligible, local jurisdictions can subcontract with 501(c)3 organizations to perform these functions.

To see the list of current grantees, please visit this link.

Applications are due to Volunteer Florida by Monday, July 10, 2017 by 5:00 PM EDT.

Click here to download the FY 2017-2018 CERT/Citizen Corps funding application.

Technical Assistance:
CERT NOFO Technical Assistance Call FAQs can be downloaded here.

Any questions concerning the grant funding opportunity should be submitted via email to cert2018@volunteerflorida.org.


Volunteer Florida 2017-2018 Funding Opportunity For Rural Communities

Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) allows grantees to recruit, equip and mobilize volunteers in eligible rural areas across the state to address the acute educational needs of underserved children and youth in early childhood education settings and within the K-12 education system. RCAF is open to any community or faith-based organization that maintains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or government entity in Florida.

Volunteer Florida will distribute a total of $100,000 through the Rural Community Assets Fund. Respondents may request between $5,000 and $10,000 and must provide a 25% cash or in-kind match.

Grantees will receive funding as well as training and support for their participation in the FY2017-2018 RCAF program.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

To Apply

The full proposal package includes the following documents:

  1. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Request for Proposals here. Note: Additional rural counties in Florida are eligible for RCAF funding this year.
  2. Download Appendix A: Eligible Counties and Municipalities here. Note: Immokalee, Florida is an eligible rural community, originally omitted in error.
  3. Download Appendix B: Reporting Requirements (3): Pre-Assessment, Volunteer Demographics and Reporting, Data and Activities here.
  4. Download Appendix C: Proposal Budget Worksheet and Sample here.
  5. Download Appendix D: Proposal Narrative here.

Technical Assistance Call – May 25, 2017

Please click here for a recording of the RCAF 2017-2018 Technical Assistance Call.

Please click here to view the slides from the RCAF 2017-2018 Technical Assistance Call.

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the application should be submitted to RCAF@volunteerflorida.org.


Florida Disaster Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity

 

NOTE: The timeline for the Florida Disaster Fund RFP has been amended:

 
FLORIDA DISASTER FUND RFP TIMELINE

Advertise and Release RFP May 10, 2017
Deadline to Submit Technical Questions May 17, 2017 12:00 PM EDT
Applicant Technical Assistance Call May 22, 2017 2:00 PM EDT
Proposal Due Date June 9, 2017 5:00 PM EDT
Peer Review Completed June 15, 2017
Award Notifications via email to Applicant ED/CEO
and results posted to Volunteer Florida website
July 13, 2017 (previously June 20, 2017) 5:00 PM EDT
Contract Execution July 18, 2017 (previously June 23, 2017)

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of Florida Disaster Fund grant funding. Proposals are due by June 9, 2017.

The Florida Disaster Fund, which is administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the state’s private official fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover from emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Established in 2004, the Florida Disaster Fund has received almost $27 million in private contributions and allocated funding to more than 300 nonprofit organizations working on response and recovery across Florida’s disaster-impacted communities.

The Volunteer Florida Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofits, service organizations, and faith-based organizations to meet disaster recovery needs resulting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The total funding available for this RFP is $100,000. Grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Eligible applicants must be a long-term recovery, faith-based or community organization that maintains a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and participates in an existing or developing long-term recovery committee or organization. Additional eligibility requirements can be found within the RFP.

To download the Florida Disaster Fund Hurricane Matthew RFP click here.

Technical Assistance:

Deadline to Submit Technical Questions – May 17, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
Submit to Hurricane@volunteerflorida.org

Applicant Technical Assistance Call – May 22, 2017, 2:00 PM EDT
Call: 1-888-670-3525
Passcode: 3822432866#

Proposal Due Date – June 9, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT
Email proposals to Hurricane@volunteerflorida.org

If you have any questions regarding the funding process, please contact Ken@volunteerflorida.org.


Volunteer Florida Announces New Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities

Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund Mini-Grant will allow grantees to recruit, equip and mobilize volunteers in eligible rural areas across the state to address the acute educational needs of underserved children and youth in early childhood education settings or within the K-12 education system. RCAF is open to any community or faith-based organization that maintains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or a government entity in Florida.

Proposals are due by 5PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

To Apply

The full application includes four documents.

  1. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Mini-Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity here.
  2. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Mini-Grant Application here.
  3. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Mini-Grant Application Appendices A-C here.
    • Appendix A: Eligible Counties and Municipalities
    • Appendix B: Reporting Requirements and Templates
    • Appendix C: Strong Application Language Examples
  4. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Mini-Grant Application Appendix D: Budget Worksheet and Example here.

Technical Assistance

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the application should be submitted to RCAF@volunteerflorida.org.


Volunteer Florida Announces New Funding Opportunity for Rural Communities

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce a notice of funding opportunity that will help students in Florida’s rural communities get on track to graduate high school and pursue higher education. The Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) will provide grantees with capacity building support so that they can use volunteers in service to students.

Volunteer Florida’s RCAF will strengthen community organizations’ volunteer programs by providing funding to applicants focusing on college preparation and on-time graduation. Applicants will focus on:

  • Academic Achievement: Mentoring, tutoring, test preparation, study skills
  • Financial Management: College affordability, financial aid opportunities, financial literacy skills
  • Advising: Career exploration and planning, professional development, range of post-secondary options

Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund will allow grantees to recruit, equip and mobilize volunteers in eligible rural areas across the state to address the acute educational needs of underserved children and youth within the K-12 education system. RCAF is open to any community or faith-based organization that maintains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or a government entity in Florida. The applicant must be an organization that provides educational programming to students for at least one level of the K-12 education system in an eligible rural area.

Proposals are due by 5PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

To Apply

The full application includes four documents.

  1. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity here.
  2. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund application here.
  3. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund application appendices A-C here.
    • Appendix A: Eligible Counties and Municipalities
    • Appendix B: Reporting Requirements and Templates
    • Appendix C: Strong Application Language Examples
  4. Download the Rural Community Assets Fund Budget Worksheet and Example Appendix D here.

Technical Assistance

Please click here for a recording of the Rural Community Assets Technical Assistance Call.

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the application should be submitted to RCAF@volunteerflorida.org.


FY 2017 Competitive AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding under the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps competitive funding cycle.
Deadline: 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 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:

2017-18 AmeriCorps Competitive RFP Technical Assistance Call

FAQ’s can be downloaded here.

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.

Please refer to dates, deadlines and priorities in the FY 2017 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding opportunity below:

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 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.


FY 2016 Formula AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of 2016-2017 AmeriCorps grant funding (Formula Funding Cycle). Proposals are due April 7, 2016.

Each year, 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 volunteeringAC_FL 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 & military families. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, response to local disasters, restoring natural habitats, respite care to seniors and job training/placement. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.

FAQs: FY 2016 AmeriCorps Formula Funding FAQs

Technical Assistance:

2016-17 Continuation/Renewal Formula TA Call

2016-17 New AmeriCorps Formula Applicants TA Call

For helpful technical assistance including an introduction to AmeriCorps, please see the technical assistance section at the CNCS AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 16 page.

Please refer to dates, deadlines and priorities in the FY 2016 AmeriCorps Formula Funding opportunity below:

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the RFP should be submitted to 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.


2016-2017 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of 2016-2017 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding. Proposals are due August 22, 2016.

Volunteer Florida’s Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) program helps organizations to more effectively recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. Skills-based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that expands the impact of community organizations by engaging professionals from all industries, matching their experience, talents and education with the needs of nonprofits.

VGF is open to any community or faith-based organization that maintains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or a government entity in Florida. The applicant must be an organization that mobilizes people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems. VGF funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Volunteer Florida’s federal partner.

To Apply
Volunteer Florida uses an on-line application system that can be found here.
Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. EST on August 22, 2016.

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund RFP here.

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund Budget Form here.

Technical Assistance:
View the Technical Assistance webinar.

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the application should be submitted to VGFapplication@volunteerflorida.org.

To see a list of current VGF grantees, click here.


FY 2016 Citizen Corps/Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Bring Citizen Corps/Community Emergency Response Team to Your Community!

Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of 2016-2017 Citizen Corps/CERT grant funding. Proposals are due July 29, 2016.

After September 11, 2001, America witnessed a wellspring of selflessness and heroism. People in every corner of the country asked, “What can I do?” and “How can I help?” Citizen Corps was created to help all Americans answer these questions through public education and outreach, training, and volunteer service.

These Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps programs and will carry out a local strategy to have every American participate. This strategy includes public education and outreach, training, and volunteer programs and activities, including the A principal Citizen Corps Program – The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.

CERT is a training program that prepares people to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community. Through CERT, citizens can learn about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With this training, volunteers can provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims before emergency first responders arrive on scene. CERT volunteers also support the community year-round by participating in community preparedness outreach activities and distributing materials on disaster preparedness and education.

Click here to download the FY2017 Citizen Corps/CERT funding application.

Technical Assistance:
Download the technical assistance FAQ’s here.