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Available Funding

Volunteer Generation Fund Mini Grants

Through Maryland’s 2014 – 2015 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), federal funds are available from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for existing CNCS grantees to mobilize new community volunteers for service projects.

These funds are designed to increase the number of volunteers serving in existing projects or to develop new projects that will engage new volunteers in service to Maryland communities.

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) is seeking grant applications from current CNCS grantees that will support one or more service projects taking place between August 15 and September 27, 2015. The approval and award of these grants is contingent upon the GOSV’s receipt of federal funds from CNCS.

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.

2015 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Mini Grants

Supporting Documents

Key Dates

June 1, 2015 All applications for funding due to GOSV by 5:00 pm
June 19, 2015 Applicant clarification responses due to GOSV
July 1, 2015 Award letters mailed (via email)
July 15, 2015 Signed MOU and Invoice due to GOSV by 5:00 pm
August 15 - September 28, 2015 Service Events Take Place


2015 Maryland AmeriCorps State Formula Funding

Supporting Documents

Key Dates

Feb. 27, 2015 Concept Paper due via email., 5:00pm
April 10, 2015 New and Recompete Grant applications Due via eGrants (by invitation only)
May 15, 2015 Peer Review Consensus Meeting
June 16, 2015 GCOSV vote for Formula submission
Jul. - Oct. 2015 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