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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 2015-16

The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) is preparing for the 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Program Year. On October 31, 2014, OVCS publishes the  AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2015-2016 Program Year. Applications will be due on January 14, 2015. Due to increased interest in the AmeriCorps program, an additonal e-Grants and AmeriCorps budget planning, training, and information session will be held by teleconference on December 18, at 10 a.m. For information about the events and how to register for the session via submission of a non-binding Notice of Intent to Appl, please see Section 4 of the RFP. Virginia-based public and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies, are eligible to apply.

AmeriCorps grants assist groups in recruiting, training and placing individuals, as AmeriCorps members, to meet critical community and human needs. OVCS is looking for organizations that have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders! Is your organization right for AmeriCorps? For more information contact: Amanda S. Healy, AmeriCorps Program Manager, OVCS, Virginia Department of Social Services, 804-726-7072, 800-828-1120 TDD, Amanda.healy@dss.virginia.gov. You can also find out more about AmeriCorps in Virginia at vaservice.org.

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