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
|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
- AmeriCorps Funding at a Glance
- Sample AmeriCorps Program Budget
- Sample AmeriCorps Program Director Job Description
- Sample AmeriCorps Member Position Description
|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|