Special AmeriCorps grant competition re-opened

Monday, March 19, 2018

AmeriCorps Application Period Extended

Special competition for planning grants or for program grants in state or national priority areas has been re-opened

Des Moines, Iowa – Volunteer Iowa is pleased to announce a second round of applications will be accepted for a special AmeriCorps competition, focusing on AmeriCorps programs that would operate in either state or national priority areas.  The state priority areas are summer service or afterschool programming, the expansion of existing AmeriCorps program models, or evidence-based and evidence-informed planning grants.  Planning grants help organizations develop a program model and full application for an AmeriCorps program addressing any community need.  The national priority areas are prescription drug and opioid abuse, child welfare, and infrastructure.

The application process begins with a brief pre-application due May 15.  Volunteer Iowa staff will then provide applicants with feedback and help them with the next phase of the application process.  Interested organizations may participate in a technical assistance webinar on April 9 at 9:00 am.  This is the last opportunity to apply for AmeriCorps State funding for 2018, so new applicants are strongly encouraged.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that helps meet community needs through the efforts of AmeriCorps members.  AmeriCorps programs are hosted by non-profit organizations, state agencies and local governments, elementary and secondary schools, Indian tribes, colleges and universities, community and faith-based organizations, and intermediary organizations representing a combination of these or similar groups, working together.  The AmeriCorps State program offers different types of funding to meet the needs of various host agencies and communities.
For more information or to access the application materials, please visit the Funding Opportunities section of the IowaGrants website at www.iowagrants.gov and search for AmeriCorps State 2018-2019 Pre-Applications, ID 226319.  Or, the announcement and appendices can be accessed directly using the following link: https://www.iowagrants.gov/insideLinkOpps.jsp?documentPk=1503886162014
Application materials are also available upon request via email to Volunteer Iowa at americorps@iowa.gov.  

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About Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) 
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org

About the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 
AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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