The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is soliciting applications for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps program grants fund service activities that address a variety of critical needs in the community. Grants are used for service activities that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
Note: this opportunity is for groups who want a large number of volunteers through Americorps, rather than a single volunteer.
Concept Paper Required
The first required step to apply for the AmeriCorps program grant is the submission of a Concept Paper. Concept Papers will be reviewed within two weeks, and if selected, applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application in November. The Concept Paper is due due by October 12, 2020.
Concept Paper Training and Technical Assistance Call
Need help preparing a Concept Paper? Join a special training on September 29, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Learn about the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Maryland AmeriCorps State funding opportunities from home. Participation in this one-hour webinar is strongly recommended for anyone interested in Maryland AmeriCorps grants.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (called the Corporation or CNCS), an independent federal agency. The mission of the Corporation is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. For more than 20 years, the Corporation—through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Social Innovation Fund programs—has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.
Extensive information about AmeriCorps, as well as details on all other funding and activities at the Corporation, may be found at www.nationalservice.gov.