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Grants to USA state agencies to develop and support volunteer programs in local communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and engage volunteers. Priority will be given to programs in the areas of racial equality, pandemic recovery, education or community needs, programs that significantly increase the number of volunteers from specific demographic groups, and activities that specifically recruit skill-based and pro-bono volunteers.
VGF grants will be used to develop and/or support community-based entities to recruit, manage, and support volunteers. AmeriCorps seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively to solve problems. Specifically, the VGF grants will support efforts that expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit, manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high quality volunteer assignments.
Applicants that receive funding under this Notice may directly carry out the activities supported under the award, or may carry out the activities by making subgrants to community-based entities, supporting volunteer generation at these entities.
AmeriCorps’s priorities for this grant competition are:
To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus and intended outcomes and must include a high-quality program design. Proposing programs that receive priority consideration does not guarantee funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 123648
Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects. AmeriCorps expects to make awards of a minimum of $100,000.
AmeriCorps anticipates making two-year grant awards. AmeriCorps generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation, based on a one-year project period. Continuation awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online via eGrants: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp
For more information email AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov. AmeriCorps also offers live text chat at https://americorps.gov/contact.
For technical questions and problems with the eGrants system, call the AmeriCorps Hotline at (800) 942-2677. The general public hours for the AmeriCorps Hotline are as follows:
- Mon - Fri, 9 am – 7 pm ET (Jan, May, June, July, Aug, Sept)
- Mon - Thu, 9 am – 7 pm ET (Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec).
If circumstances make it impossible for an applicant to submit in eGrants, applicants may send a paper copy of the application via overnight carrier below. Applicants must include a written explanation and any other documentation or evidence that support their inability to submit their application electronically.
ATTN: Office of Grant Administration (OGA)/VGF Application
250 E Street, SW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20525
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