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Apply for AmeriCorps State Funding

The Virginia Department of Social Services, Office on Volunteerism and Community Service, accepts responses to the Request for Proposals for the AmeriCorps*State program at the beginning of each calendar year. Grants are available to public and nonprofit organizations that sponsor service programs throughout Virginia, including faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. These grants assist groups in recruiting, training and placing individuals, as AmeriCorps members, to meet critical community needs in education, economic opportunity, and serving military veterans and their families.

Virginia’s AmeriCorps State Request for Proposals
for Program Year 2016 - 17

The 2016-17 AmeriCorps State Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released by early November 2015.

AmeriCorps State funding, awarded through the Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS), support organizations’ strategies for meeting critical community and human needs. AmeriCorps funding is used for recruiting, training and placing individuals who carry out specific, high impact, and well-documented activities. For 2016-17, OVCS is seeking applications with a primary focus area of education, economic opportunity, or services to veterans and military families, and will also accept applications with a focus on environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and disaster prevention and recovery. OVCS is looking for organizations that have a passion for expanding community service and a desire to develop leaders!

For information, please go to the website of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and see This website includes a wealth of information including AmeriCorps basics and terminology, and essentials related to logic models and performance measures. The forthcoming Virginia RFP will build on the CNCS information, and highlight Virginia’s priorities and procedures.