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The New York State Commission on National and Community Service Meeting Announcement

 

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service will be holding a meeting on Friday, June 17 at 10:00 AM at 633 Third Avenue, New York NY. Members of the public wishing to attend must register by noon on Thursday, June 16 by contacting Beth Tailleur at 518-473-8882.

NEW YORK STATE COMMISSION ON NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCES THE 2016-2017 NEW YORK STATE AMERICORPS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (FORMULA POOL)

 

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service has issued the 2016-2017 Request for Proposals New York State Empire Corps 2016-2017, New York State AmeriCorps (Formula Pool) New Funding – (New York State Empire Corps), and 2016-2017 Continuation Requests

Applications due June 6, 2016. Click Here for the RFP

RFP Frequently Asked Questions! Click Here 

CORRECTION:
Section 1.3 Purpose and Funding Availability, p.15 should read as follows:

• New Formula applications must propose service activities in an area or areas either outside of or greater than the 16 cities specifically designated by the ESPRI initiative. The establishment of the dedicated Empire Corps is designed to serve AREAS OUTSIDE the 16 cities of the Bronx, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Oneonta, Buffalo, Utica, Elmira, Jamestown, Oswego, Troy, Hempstead, Newburgh, Niagara Falls, Watertown, and Albany.
 
CLARIFICATION:
The RFP dictates the steps applicants must follow to receive three extra points for participation in the New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP) on pp. 28-29. You may not budget any criminal background checks that may be provided by NYSMP as match costs for your program, as those do not meet the requirements of the national AmeriCorps criminal history check requirements. All AmeriCorps members, including those who may be participating in NYSMP, must undergo all elements of the required AmeriCorps criminal background checks. More information on these requirements is available at the following link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/criminal-history-check

*** New York State Mentoring Program Support ***
If your proposed AmeriCorps program will provide ten or more mentors to support a school which is partnering with the New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP), you will receive additional points:

New York State Mentoring Program (NYSMP) Informational Conference Call
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 pm
Conference Call: (866) 776-3553
Code: #649770912

The New York State Commission on National & Community Service Seeks Application Reviewers

 

The New York State Commission has been seeking reviewers for its 2016-17 AmeriCorps grants (Formula Pool) and Volunteer Generation Programs. The Commission expects to receive applications for both grants in early June 2016. The Commission seeks reviewers who are available to travel to Albany/Rensselaer for a two-day review period on June 8-9, 2016. Reviewers will be expected to spend two days and one overnight in the Albany/Rensselaer area, working as members of a team to perform the review. Reviewers will be trained, and the review will be facilitated by Commission staff.

Click here for more info!

SAVE THESE DATES!

 

The Commission is pleased to announce the dates and locations for upcoming training and member events for all 2016-2017 New York State AmeriCorps programs:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016: AmeriCorps New Project Directors Training
at the Commission offices at 52 Washington Street, Rensselaer NY, 12144

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21: Annual AmeriCorps Project Directors Training at the Radisson Hotel, 205 Wolf Road, Albany

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15:Annual New York State AmeriCorps Kickoff,
Empire State Convention Center, Albany NY

NEW YORK STATE ANNOUNCES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PROGRAM CONNECTING FILM & TV PRODUCTIONS WITH VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP FIGHT POVERTY ACROSS THE STATE

 

Film Good / Do GoodTM Becomes First Official State Government Partnership in the Nation to Help the Entertainment Industry Combat Hunger and Homelessness

Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service today announced the launch of Film Good / Do Good™, a first-of-its-kind partnership that will connect film and television productions with volunteer service opportunities throughout New York State. The program will encourage cast and crewmembers to volunteer at non-profit organizations that are fighting hunger, homelessness and other root causes of poverty in some of the state’s neediest neighborhoods.

Click to read the entire press release!

New York State Commission on National and Community Service to Meet

 

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service will meet at 10:00 am on Friday, January 15, 2016. The meeting will be held in New York City and is open to the public. Those interested in attending must register by Wednesday, January 13, 2016, by calling the Commission Office at (518) 473-8882 or emailing Dorothy.Sherman@ocfs.ny.gov. Guests at the meeting must be on the attendee list and produce photo identification in order to participate in the meeting.

2016 New York State National Direct Consultation

 

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act requires all national, multi-state AmeriCorps applicants to consult with the State Service Commission in each state where they propose to place AmeriCorps members. Click here for the New York State National Direct Consultation Form.

Governor Cuomo Launches Excelsior Conservation Corps Environmental Stewardship Program

 

AmeriCorps Program Offers 10-Month Service Experience to Young Adults, Veterans

Governor Cuomo announced the launch of New York State’s Excelsior Conservation Corps, a new AmeriCorps environmental education and stewardship program for 18 to 25 year olds. Once enrolled in the program, members will perform meaningful environmental projects across New York State while gaining hands on-experience and skills in conservation careers.

“The Excelsior Conservation Corps will offer young New Yorkers the opportunity to gain skills and training while addressing some of our state’s most pressing environmental needs,” Governor Cuomo said. "Continuing this state's rich tradition of environmental stewardship, this new initiative will help ensure New York becomes cleaner and greener than ever before."

Click here to read the entire press release!

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $5.4 MILLION IN AMERICORPS FUNDING

 

Grant Will Support the Governor’s Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force and Other Critically Important Programs

 

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has been awarded $5.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. New York will administer this funding to 19 municipalities and non-profit organizations which help at-risk children, homebound seniors, low-income families, and struggling veterans throughout the state.

“This is about putting people and resources on the ground in high-needs communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “By supporting these programs, we are guiding children to academic success, preparing the unemployed to re-enter the workforce, and taking care of those who have served our country.”

Click here to read the entire press release!

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $16.7 MILLION IN AMERICORPS FUNDING

 

Grant will Support 1,440 AmeriCorps Members Serving in 14 Organizations Across New York State

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received more than $10.7 million in competitive AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, to support organizations that promote children’s health and education, disaster preparedness, and other key initiatives. An additional $6 million will be awarded later this year, bringing the total amount of funding to $16.7 million.

Click here to read the entire press release!

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $438,000 TO SUPPORT ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS IN ROCHESTER AREA

State Commission on National and Community Service Requesting Proposals for AmeriCorps Program to Combat Poverty.

Check out the press release here!

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