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New York State Volunteer Generation Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Government Agencies
to Increase Work Opportunities for Low-Income Groups

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New York State Commission on National and Community Service, in cooperation with the Corporation for National and Community Service and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services

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05/09/16 5:00 PM EST


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Grants ranging from $60,000 to $80,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and municipal governments to alleviate poverty and improve economic opportunities for low-income populations. Questions regarding the RFP are due by April 22. The conference call will be held April 28.

Successful applicants will act as connector organizations and must commit to recruiting, training, placing or managing volunteers within their organizations and within nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Applicants must identify an issue area or areas of focus, under the macro goal of alleviating poverty, and will articulate how the volunteers they recruit, train and manage will make a demonstrable impact in their communities.

Preference will be given to agencies that seek to serve the five Empire State Development (ESD) regions of New York State not currently served by VGF programming. These five regions are the Capital District, Central NY, the Southern Tier, Long Island, and the North Country.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148600

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$60,000 - $80,000

Term of Contract:

Contracts awarded in response to this RFP will have a contract term of no more than 18 months.

The anticipated start date for contracts awarded in response to this RFP will be August 1, 2016, or the day the contract is approved by the Office of the State Comptroller, whichever date is later. The contract term will end no later than February 28, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations are:

-Private not-for-profit corporations
-Local governments
-Educational institutions
-Labor organizations
-Community-based organizations including but not limited to secular and faith-based, with a chapter, office or similar entity operating solely in New York State.

Applications will also be accepted from a partnerships or consortia consisting of the aforementioned so long as a single applicant entity is defined.

Both local and state-wide organizations are eligible to apply for this opportunity.

Applicants that have never received funding through the New York State Commission on National and Community Service are encouraged to apply for funding under this notice.

For Not-for-Profit applicants: OCFS may only contract with not-for-profit organizations whose governing board (board of directors) includes a minimum of three (3) members.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The informational conference call will be held on April 28, 2016, 1:00 PM.

Use the following information to attend:

-Dial: 866-394-2346
-Code: 2539442268

Attendance is not required to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit questions regarding the RFP is Friday, April 22, 2016. Answers will be posted by April 26, 2016, 12:00 AM.

Direct questions to Beth Tailleur via email at with Volunteer Generation RFP inquiry in the subject line.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Beth Tailleur
(518) 473-8882

New Yorkers Volunteer
State Commission on National & Community Service
52 Washington Street
North Building - Suite 338
Rensselaer, NY 12144

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USA: New York City;   New York

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