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
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. (Please also download the Addendum to the RFP.) Proposals will be due on October 16, 2014, by 3pm. 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.
Virginia’s AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals
for Program Year 2015-16
The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) will release its annual Request for Proposals for AmeriCorps*State funding in the coming months. Prior to its release, OVCS is interested in your thoughts and suggestions for adjustments to the program design. We will host an informal listening session on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Participants should prepare for the session by reviewing the RFP for 2014-15, available at vaservice.org, and considering how OVCS might improve the program. OVCS will also take written feedback through October 15, 2014, as well.