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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.

2014-15 Virginia AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund Announcement

The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) is preparing for the 2015-16 AmeriCorps Program Year. The AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2014-15 Program Year has been published. Proposals will be due on October 16, 2014, by 3pm. An optional pre-proposal teleconference will be held on September 24, 2014, at 11am (Please RSVP by 3pm on Monday, September 22, 2014, by emailing info@vaservice.org.) Virginia-based public and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies, are eligible to apply.

If your organization/agency would like to explore the possibilities of AmeriCorps*State, you may want to begin with submittal of a concept paper to OVCS. OVCS is committed to assisting organizations with the development of new program designs and the establishment of partnerships that will lead to future AmeriCorps*State programs, through no-cost technical assistance and training. Follow these instructions to submit a concept paper, and OVCS will provide feedback and schedule a conversation to discuss possibilities.