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Available Funding

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 upcoming AmeriCorps funding overview webinar dates with links for registration at the bottom of our home page.

2016 Maryland AmeriCorps State Formula Funding

Supporting Documents

Key Dates

Feb. 26, 2016 Concept Paper due via email, 5:00pm
April 8, 2016 New and Recompete Grant applications Due via eGrants (by invitation only). Planning grant applications due via email.
May 18, 2016 Peer Review Consensus Meeting
June 16, 2016 Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism vote for Formula submission
Jul. - Oct. 2016 Distribution of grant award packets and program launch

State of Maryland Grants

For links to grants available from other State Government agencies, visit the Maryland Governor's Grants Office at

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 CNCS site.

Other Federal Government Grants

For all posted federal funding opportunities, visit