Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC)
12/03/21 5:00 PM CST
Grants to Kansas nonprofits, faith-based organizations, IHEs, city or county government agencies, and Tribal entities to engage volunteers in community-strengthening projects. Funding is intended for programs within the focus areas of education, social justice, poverty, COVID-19, youth, and rural communities. The Commission may award a Cost Reimbursement or a Fixed Amount grant to any successful applicant, but the availability of a Fixed Amount grant is limited to certain applicants.
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
The Commission’s priorities for this grant competition are:
Cost Reimbursement grants fund a portion of program operating costs and member living allowances with the flexibility to use all of the funds for allowable costs regardless of whether or not the program recruits and retains all AmeriCorps members. Fixed Amount grants provide a fixed amount of funding per MSY that is substantially lower than the amount required to operate the program and organizations use other resources to cover the remaining costs. Kansas Volunteer Commission will not provide both types of grants for the same project in one fiscal year.
GrantWatch ID#: 138487
Maximum costs per MSY are $28,800.
The proposed budget must include a living allowance for full-time members that is between $16,502 (minimum) and $33,004 (maximum) per full-time member. For additional information see the table on page 8 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents, below.
The AmeriCorps program year in Kansas typically run from August 1 to July 31 or from September 1 to August 31. The Commission recommends that first-time applicants begin their project period on September 1.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to AmeriCorps@ksde.org
Direct questions to the email address above or call 785-368-6232.
For financial questions, contact:
Jessica Noble, Executive Director
For all other questions:
Kay Emerson, AmeriCorps Kansas Director
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