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Kansas Volunteer Commission seeking applicants for AmeriCorps Kansas funding

Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is seeking organizations to apply for 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Kansas funding.

AmeriCorps Kansas provides assistance to programs to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families.

Grant applicants must design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for up to one year or during the summer. Organizations interested in expanding existing services or in developing new, innovative programming are invited to apply.

When submitting an AmeriCorps grant application, the organization is requesting not only AmeriCorps members, but also the funding to support the necessary program development, management and training.

WHO CAN APPLY: The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; school districts and 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 program grants and follow a cost-reimbursement structure.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Oct. 30, 2018 at 10AM: Program Design Overview webinar.
  • Nov. 6, 2018 at 10AM: Performance Measures Overview webinar.
  • Nov. 13, 2018 at 10AM: Budget Overview webinar.
  • Jan. 11, 2019: Preliminary grant application due.
  • Feb. 22, 2019:  Final application due.

 

Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 2019 of their selection, contingent on timely full-year appropriations. Programs will begin in August or September 2019.

More information about this funding opportunity is available at https://kanserve.org/AmeriCorps-Kansas/Apply-for-AmeriCorps-Grant-2019-2020.

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The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service. The commission's primary role is to provide resources and leadership to support local initiatives that tackle community needs. As the state service commission, the KVC directs effective national service programs, provides volunteer management training opportunities and supports the work of Mentor Kansas. For more information, visit www.kanserve.org.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency for volunteering, service and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.

 

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