AmeriCorps State Grant Application Process

Not sure which AmeriCorps program is right for you or your organization? Learn more here.

The next round of funding will be available in the fall of 2022. Please contact Analise Gammel at analise.gammel@dss.virginia.gov to share your interest in future application cycles, or ask questions about the process.

We are currently accepting applications for Competitive and Public Health AmeriCorps grants; the Formula Funding opportunities will be available in December 2022.

Are you an organization looking for grants that support AmeriCorps members in meeting critical needs in the community?

AmeriCorps State programs operate through the Virginia Service Commission (VSC). VSC accepts applications from faith-based organizations, community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in Education, Economic Opportunity, Veterans and Military Families, Healthy Futures, the Environment, and Disaster Services.

Eligible applicants design AmeriCorps programs that engage members in meaningful direct service activities to meet critical community needs. Members may serve full or part-time positions for a specific number of weeks, months, or up to one year at a time. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, improving and protecting public green spaces, building homes, and promoting community health and wellness. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations they serve.

The Virginia Service Commission accepts applications through an annual 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.

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Timeline for Program Year 2022-2023

While dates are fairly consistent from year to year, this timeline is provided for general information only. All current RFAs will be listed on eVA, and applications must meet requirements for the most current RFA.

Timeline for AmeriCorps Program Year 2022-2023
2022-23 AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants RFA releases:10/26/2021
Mandatory Pre-Application Call for Competitive Grant applicants:November 8, 2021
Deadline for Competitive Applications (Submission in eGrants and submission to VDSS):November 29, 2021
VDSS Competitive Application Review Panel Convenes:December 6, 2021
Technical Enhancements to Successful Competitive Applications (VSC Staff with Applicants)December 8-20, 2021
Deadline for VDSS Competitive Application Package to AmeriCorps:January 5, 2022
2022-2023 AmeriCorps State Formula Grants RFA releases:January 14, 2022
Optional Formula Pre-Application Teleconference:January 27, 2022
Deadline for Formula Applications (Submission in egrants and submission to VDSS):February 22, 2022
VDSS Formula Application Review Panel convenes and recommends Technical Enhancements & Clarifications with Successful Applications:April 4-8, 2022
Deadline for VDSS Formula Application Package to AmeriCorps:June 2022
AmeriCorps Award Notifications and subgrantee training (Competitive and Formula):July 2022
VDSS Initiates Subaward Process (Competitive and Formula):August 2022
Subaward Performance Period Begins (Competitive and Formula:September 1, 2022
Subaward Performance Period ends (Competitive and Formula):August 31, 2023

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