Community Action VISTA Program

The Application for the 2019-2020 Community Action VISTA program is now available. Once reviewing the application if you are interested in applying please email the CSBG Office by February 11, 2019. There will be a webinar on February 18, 2019 for those interested to learn more. Applications are due on March 29, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact the CSBG Office at or 804-726-7939.

AmeriCorps VISTA Program

VISTA was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 as a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AmeriCorps VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

CSBG VISTA Project Goals

The Virginia Community Services Block Grant Office supports 31 Community Action Agencies who are working to alleviate poverty and bring individuals and families to self-sufficiency. This VISTA project provides the human capital needed to support agencies in achieving their goals, improving their programs and supporting the low-income community. VISTA members will be placed in communities across the state and provide key leadership, guidance and direction to help CAA’s achieve greater impact for their clients. 

Application Materials: 

VISTA Interest PowerPoint  (PDF)

VISTA Interest Webinar (MP4)