Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida today announced its second year of funding to help students in Florida’s rural communities succeed in school. 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 will distribute a total of $100,000; grantees can apply for between $5,000 and $10,000.

“This funding will help rural communities meet the needs of local students,” said Chester W. Spellman, CEO of Volunteer Florida. “Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund will strengthen local organizations so that they can more effectively put volunteers to work to serve students.”

Additional rural counties in Florida are eligible for RCAF funding this year. They include: Bay, Charlotte, Citrus, Indian River, Monroe, Okaloosa, Putnam and Sumter. For a full list, click here.

Proposals are due to Volunteer Florida on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST. Additional information can be found here.

A technical assistance conference call is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST. Additional information can be found here.

More about Volunteer Florida’s RCAF:
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 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.

Any questions concerning the Request for Proposals should be submitted to RCAF@volunteerflorida.org.