Volunteer Florida Official Notice of Intent to Award

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

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:


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)

Federal Grants is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.

Grant Peer Reviewers

To learn more about peer reviewing grants in our MicroEdge system, please view this video.


Americorps Grantees

Grantee Grant Amount Match Counties Served
After-School Allstars $198,030 $92,865 Hillsborough
Big Brothers Big Sisters St Lucie, Indian River & Ockeechobee $143,421 $275,994 St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee
Branches $261,322 $261,322 Miami-Dade
Breakthrough Miami $169,372 $152,488 Miami-Dade
CareerSource Broward $280,424 $195,328 Broward
Central Florida Urban League $30,000 $15,005 Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia
Centro Campesino $100,333 $290,035 Miami-Dade
Children of Inmates Inc. $143,297 $75,733 Miami-Dade
City of Orlando $523,291 $236,691 Orange
City of Orlando $892,301 $306,579 Orange
City Year, Inc. $1,210,000 $1,210,000 Duval
City Year, Inc. $1,306,800 $1,306,800 Miami-Dade
City Year, Inc. $854,000 $0 Miami-Dade
City Year, Inc. $217,800 $0 Orange
City Year, Inc. $605,000 $605,000 Orange
Communities In Schools Jacksonville $314,925 $314,925 Duval
Communities In Schools Miami $356,115 $372,394 Miami-Dade
Firewall Centers, Inc. $136,733 $162,107 Broward
Florida Department of Environmental Protection $620,858 $620,858 Statewide
Goodwill Industries Big Bend $135,890 $99,683 Bay, Leon
Heart of Florida United Way $279,780 $159,484 Orange
Jacksonville Children's Commission - City of Jacksonville $29,464 $10,254 Duval
Leon County School District $319,175 $0 Leon
Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County $549,736 $495,458 Palm Beach
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc. $30,000 $16,012 Hillsborough, Pasco
Miami Children's Initiative $211,530 $236,277 Miami-Dade
Northwest Florida State College $211,950 $128,794 Okaloosa, Walton
Peacemaker Family Center $231,099 $231,099 Miami-Dade
Polk Education Foundation $277,531 $310,507 Polk
Public Defenders Office - Judiciary Courts of the State of Florida $15,253 $15,284 Clay, Duval, Nassau
Reading & Math, Inc. $417,900 $294,216 Miami-Dade
School Board of Gadsden County $321,092 $327,001 Gadsden
Teach For America $133,000 $0 Duval
Teach For America $154,401 $66,172 Miami-Dade
The Arc Jacksonville $217,473 $135,014 Duval
University of North Florida $172,326 $180,405 Duval
Total $12,071,622 $9,199,784 30 Counties Served