Apply for AmeriCorps Virginia State Funding

Is your organization looking for a way to expand service in your community? A Virginia AmeriCorps State program may be just what you're looking for!

AmeriCorps State programs operate through the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, which serves as the Virginia Service Commission. Additional AmeriCorps funding is available through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is distributed directly to state, multi-state, and national organizations through a competitive grants process. For AmeriCorps State grants, OVCS accepts applications from:

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community organizations
  • Higher education institutions
  • Public agencies

Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing members to meet critical community needs in education, economic opportunity, veteran and military family services, health, the environment, and disaster services across Virginia.

Local programs design service activities for their team of members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, assisting crime victims, building homes, and restoring parks. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of their organizations. 

AmeriCorps State Application Process

The Virginia Department of Social Services, Office on Volunteerism and Community Services accepts responses to Request for Proposals for AmeriCorps State Formula and Competitive programs. Stay up-to-date on the latest information by signing up for email alerts. Sign up

Have more questions about AmeriCorps? Email us at AmeriCorpsInfo@dss.virginia.gov or call Samantha Lukasiewicz at 804-726-7925.

Past Grant Opportunities

 

  • Notice of Non-Discrimination
    This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact: Amanda Healy, AmeriCorps Program Manager, Office on Volunteerism and Community Services, Virginia Department of Social Services, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, 804-726-7072 Phone; 800-828-1120 TDD, 800-638-3839 Toll Free; 804-726-7088 FAX or Office of Civil Rights and Inclusiveness, Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20525, 800-833-3722 (TTY and reasonable accommodation line), 202-565-3465 FAX, eo@cns.gov

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