AmeriCorps Funding

AmeriCorps State Grant Application Process

Are you an organization looking for grants that support AmeriCorps members in meeting critical needs in the community?

AmeriCorps State programs operate through the Virginia Service Commission (VSC). VSC accepts applications from faith-based organizations, community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in Education, Economic Opportunity, Veterans and Military Families, Healthy Futures, the Environment, and Disaster Services. Eligible applicants design AmeriCorps programs that engage members in meaningful direct service activities to meet critical community needs. Members may serve full or part-time positions for a specific number of weeks, months, or up to one year at a time. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, improving and protecting public green spaces, building homes, and promoting community health and wellness. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations they serve. The Virginia Service Commission accepts applications through an annual Request for Proposals for AmeriCorps State Formula and Competitive programs. Stay up-to-date on the latest information by signing up for email alerts. Sign up Have more questions about AmeriCorps? Email us at AmeriCorpsInfo@dss.virginia.gov.  

Timeline for Program Year 2023-2024

Dates are subject to change, this timeline is provided for general information only. All current RFAs will be listed on eVA, and applications must meet requirements for the most current RFA.

Applications will open for the 2024-2025 program year in late fall/early winter. Please contact us early if you are interested in learning more!

October 14, 2022
Optional Pre-Application Call for Competitive Grant applicants
October 26, 2022
Deadline for Competitive Applications (Submission in eGrants and submission to VDSS)
November 16, 2022
Technical Enhancements to Successful Competitive Applications (VSC Staff with Applicants)
December 8-20, 2022
Deadline for VDSS Competitive Application Package to AmeriCorps:
January 4, 2023
January 31, 2023
Optional Formula Pre-Application Teleconference (Register here)
February 10, 2023
Deadline for Formula Applications (Submission in eGrants and to VDSS):
March 7, 2023
VDSS Formula Application Review Panel convenes and recommends Technical Enhancements & Clarifications with Successful Applications:
March 30-31, 2023
Deadline for VDSS Formula Application Package to AmeriCorps:
May 17, 2023
AmeriCorps Award Notifications and subgrantee training (Competitive and Formula):
July 2023
VDSS Initiates Subaward Process (Competitive and Formula):
August 2023
Subaward Performance Period Begins (Competitive and Formula):
September 1, 2023
Subaward Performance Period ends (Competitive and Formula):
August 31, 2024
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Are you ready to make a lasting impact in your community while gaining valuable skills and experience? Explore AmeriCorps opportunities in Virginia, connect with like-minded individuals, and start your journey towards creating a better tomorrow. Click here to learn more and apply today!