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Kansas Volunteer Commission announces funding for AmeriCorps state planning grants

Posted: Mar 6, 2017
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps Kansas supports a wide range of local service programs

TOPEKA  – The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is pleased to announce the availability of federal funding in the form of AmeriCorps State Planning Grants.

Organizations must be interested in seeking funding to operate an AmeriCorps State program in Kansas only. AmeriCorps planning grants provide about 10 months of funding to help organizations prepare for a full AmeriCorps program grant. Applicants may request up to $30,000 with a 24 percent match requirement. 

WHO CAN APPLY: The following entities are eligible to apply — public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and federally recognized Indian Tribes. Applicants representing a combination of these groups, working together, are also eligible. 

FUNDING TYPE: Federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service is administered by the Kansas Volunteer Commission. These funds are available in the form of AmeriCorps Kansas planning grants and follow a cost-reimbursement structure. 
•    Deadline for Application Submission – 4 p.m. April 3, 2017

Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 2017 of their selection, contingent on timely full year appropriations. More information about this funding opportunity is available at www.kanserve.org. 


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