AmeriCorps funding available for groups

AmeriCorps funding available for groups

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 8:01 pm

Volunteer Tennessee anticipates the availability of about $2 million in new and continuation grant funding for Tennessee AmeriCorps programs pending federal congressional appropriations. Public and private non-profit, governmental and faith-based agencies are eligible to apply.
AmeriCorps is the national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that engages more than 80,000 Americans each year to meet locally identified community needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.
Volunteer Tennessee, a 25-member bi-partisan board appointed by the governor, encourages volunteerism and community service.
Agencies interested in hosting an AmeriCorps program are invited to visit the Volunteer Tennessee website at www.volunteertennessee.net to download application materials. New Tennessee State Formula Grant, Education Award-Only Program Grant and Professional Grants applications are due to Volunteer Tennessee on Feb. 16, 2013, by 3 p.m.
Informational webinars will take place through Nov. 7 and the Application Technical Assistance webinars will take place through Jan. 16, 2013. Visit www.volunteertennessee.net for exact times and call-in information. Volunteer Tennessee’s staff will also record and place links to these recordings on the website within 24 hours following the webinar.
To register for the AmeriCorps Grant Application and Technical Assistance webinars, visit Volunteer Tennessee’s website or contact Jamie S. Dent at (615) 532-9415 or Jamie.S.Dent@tn.gov. The commission strongly encourages all applicants (new and re-competing) to attend one webinar in this extremely competitive year.
“AmeriCorps is a terrific way for organizations to benefit from eager, service-minded individuals — who in turn get education awards to help pay for college,” said Jim Snell, Volunteer Tennessee executive director.
Volunteer Tennessee currently funds 16 AmeriCorps programs across the state.

Published in The Messenger 11.2.12

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