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.
2013 MARYLAND AmerICORPS STATE Formula funding KEY DATES
|February 28, 2013||AmeriCorps Formula Concept Paper Due|
|April 10, 2013||AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Application Due (By Invitation Only)|
|July 2013||Grant Award Announcement|
|September 2013||AmeriCorps Programs and Planning Grants Launch|
|AmeriCorps Formula Timeline|
|AmeriCorps Funding at a Glance|
|Sample AmeriCorps Program Budget|
|Sample AmeriCorps Program Director Job Description|
|Sample AmeriCorps Member Position Description|
AmeriCorps Funding Webinar
July 10, 2013
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The webinar is specifically designed to give a broad overview of the GOSV's grant-making function. There will also be a brief description of the structure of AmeriCorps funding at the state level.
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.