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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) has been released.

Is your organization looking for a way to expand service in your community and further your mission? Virginia’s AmeriCorps State Program may be a good fit and a good strategy for your organization to consider. The Virginia Service Commission’s annual Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for review.

2016 AmeriCorps Formula RFP Re-Issued

To accommodate minor technicalities, OVCS has reissued the Request for Proposals for 2016-17 Formula Funding. The new closing date/time is March 21 at 12 noon local time. Please see Section 5.2.3 for specific submission instructions. Any questions should be forwarded to

Note that this RFP includes opportunities for pursuing funding directly from the Corporation for National and Community Service through Virginia’s process (called ‘Competitive’ funding), as well as our more traditional ‘Formula’ funding. These two types of funding have different timetables and deadlines, outlined in the RFP. OVCS will host a series of phone calls for questions and answers over the coming weeks, also identified in the RFP. The Commission looks forward to hearing from you!

For information on AmeriCorps, 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.