Tuesday, February 21, 2012

N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service announces 2012 AmeriCorps State Formula Planning Grant

The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service announces that the 2012 AmeriCorps State Formula Planning Grant is available for nonprofit and government organizations.
The planning grants are small grants for organizations that have never operated an AmeriCorps program. In addition, grants will support the development of a program that will engage members in evidence-based interventions to solve community problems. The planning grants do not come with member positions and recipients are not guaranteed future operational funding. Public or private nonprofit organizations that have not received AmeriCorps state or national funds in the past are eligible to apply.
All grant applications are due to the commission no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16. Applications can be submitted electronically to Ray.Riordan@nc.gov or by mail. Mail applications must be received by that date, not postmarked by that date. For more information, visit www.VolunteerNC.org.
The N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, a federally and state-funded agency housed in the Governor’s Office, administers funding to 12 N.C. AmeriCorps programs for the 2011-2012 program year. AmeriCorps is a national service initiative designed to increase volunteering and civic engagement in America. Since 1994, more than 12,153 individuals have participated in N.C. AmeriCorps programs. Members tutor and mentor school-aged youth, improve the quality of care for preschool children and address the need for energy-efficient housing for low-income families. For more information on the N.C. AmeriCorps programs, visit the Commission’s Web site at www.VolunteerNC.org or call 1-800-820-4483 or 1-877-877-1765 (TTY).

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