AmeriCorps Grant Application Process

More information coming soon about the National Service Accelerator Grant program! 

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 Service Commission (VSC). Additional AmeriCorps funding is available through AmeriCorps and is distributed directly to state, multi-state, and national organizations through a competitive grants process. For AmeriCorps State grants, VSC accepts applications from faith-based organizations, community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing members to meet critical community needs in Education, Economic Opportunity, Veterans and Military Families, Healthy Futures, the Environment, and Disaster Services.

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. 

Want to learn more? Here are some quick links:

The Virginia Service Commission 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 Analise Adams at 804-726-7653.

2022-23 AmeriCorps State Formula Grant (CVS-22-066)RFA Link: tinyurl.com/299dsdkh
Release of Formula InstructionsJanuary 14, 2022
Optional Pre-Application
Teleconference
January 27, 2022, 10:30am-12:30pm, Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/tnu-bkcy-zur
or dial (US) +1 319-449- 0024 PIN: 399 280 978# 
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/tnu-bkcy-zur?pin=5000303844136 
Deadline for Applications to VDSS
(Submission in egrants and submission to
VDSS
February 22, 2022
VDSS Application Review Panel
Technical Enhancements &
Clarifications with Successful
Applications
April 4-8, 2022
Deadline for VDSS Application Package to
AmeriCorps
June 2022
AmeriCorps Award NotificationsJuly 2022
VDSS Initiates Subaward ProcessAugust 2022
Subaward Performance Period BeginsSeptember 1, 2022
2022-23 AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants 
CVS-22-048 2022-2023 AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants RFA Link
Competitive Grants: Mandatory Pre-Application CallNovember 8, 2021
10:30am-12:30pm
meet.google.com/ntg-uqwg-jsz
(US) +1 260-344-
4335 PIN: 606 420 753#
Deadline for Applications to VDSS (Submission in eGrants and submission to VDSS)November 29, 2021
11:59pm
VDSS Application Review Panel Convenes and Recommends PortfolioDecember 6, 2021
Technical Enhancements to Successful Applications (VSC Staff with Applicants)December 8-20, 2021
Deadline for VDSS Application Package to AmeriCorpsJanuary 5, 2022
AmeriCorps Application ClarificationMarch 20-April 3, 2022
AmeriCorps Award Notifications & VDSS Initiates Subawrd Process May 2022
Subaward Performance Period Begins September 1, 2022
Learn More About AmeriCorps Planning Grants 
Informational Webinar RecordingLink
Informational Webinar SlidesLink
Frequently Asked QuestionsPDF

  • 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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