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.
2020-21 AmeriCorps Formula Grant Funding - Now Open!
The Virginia Department of Social Services has released the RFA for the 2020-2021 AmeriCorps State Formula Request for Applications (CVS-20-068-01) to solicit applications for AmeriCorps funding.