Available Funding for Service and Volunteerism Projects
AmeriCorps State Grants
AmeriCorps is a national service program, which engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community service to meet critical needs in the areas of disaster services, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, opportunity, and veterans and military families.
Each year, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) issues Application Instructions for organizations to compete for program funding to support AmeriCorps service activities. In general, instructions are released in September and February, and grant applications are due in November and April (respectively). These AmeriCorps funds are made available through the federal Corporation for National and Community Service; funds are limited and extremely competitive.
Eligible applicants include: private or public nonprofit organizations, state/local government, Native American Tribal governments, and institutions of higher education.
To learn about AmeriCorps funding, we highly encourage individuals and organizations to take part in our monthly funding overview webinar. Find all of our upcoming AmeriCorps funding overview webinar dates with links for registration.
2014 MARYLAND AmerICORPS STATE Formula funding KEY DATES
|Jan. 1, 2014||Release 2014 Formula Concept Paper|
|Jan. 17, 2014||Release 2014 Formula Planning Grant Instructions|
|Feb. 28, 2014||Maryland AmeriCorps State Formula Concept Paper Due|
|Apr. 11, 2014||Program and Planning Grant Applications Due (By Invitation Only)|
|Jul.-Aug. 2014||Grant Award Announcement|
|Sep. 2014||AmeriCorps Programs and Planning Grants Launch|
|2014 AmeriCorps State Formula Planning Grant Instructions|
|AmeriCorps Funding at a Glance|
|Sample AmeriCorps Program Budget|
|Sample AmeriCorps Program Director Job Description|
|Sample AmeriCorps Member Position Description|
State of Maryland Grants
For links to grants available from other State Government agencies, visit the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office at grants.maryland.gov.
Corporation for National and Community Service Grants
The federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), directly funds AmeriCorps VISTA and other national volunteer service programs and initiatives. Learn about the funding competitions and browse the CNCS archive at the AmeriCorps site.
Other Federal Government Grants
For all posted federal funding opportunities, visit www.grants.gov.