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2015-2016 NYS AmeriCorps Competitive Request for Proposals

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service has released its 2015-2016 NYS AmeriCorps Competitive Request for Proposals. Applications are due on December 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

This funding will support AmeriCorps programs in New York State that will engage individuals of all backgrounds in service programs designed to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement.

To apply, please carefully read and follow the instructions in the RFP linked below.
2015-2016 New York State AmeriCorps Request for Proposals (Competitive Pool)

FAQs: Questions must be submitted in writing to by December 3, 2014. Final questions and answers will be posted at no later than December 5, 2014.

Informational and Technical Assistance Conference Calls
Three 2015 State AmeriCorps Technical Assistance calls will be available to applicants. The calls are organized by region. Please note the more detailed instructions in the RFP.

Conference call number: (866) 394-2346
Participant Code: 2539442268

Conference Call #1: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Capital District, North Country, Mohawk Valley, and Central New York regions

Conference Call #2: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Finger Lakes, Western New York, and Southern Tier regions

Conference Call #3: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
Mid-Hudson, Long Island, and New York City regions

Volunteer Generation Fund – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service has released its 2015 Volunteer Generation Program Request for Proposals (RFP). New York State will grant up to $100,000 each to eligible organizations across the state to recruit, train and manage volunteers and to strengthen organizational capacities to address hunger, homelessness and other community needs. The Volunteer Generation Program is authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to boost the impact of volunteers and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

To apply, please carefully read and follow the instruction in the RFP linked below.

2015 Volunteer Generation Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

For frequently asked questions (FAQs) please click on the link below. Note: questions must be submitted to by 11/12/2014.

2015 Volunteer Generation Program - FAQs updated 11/17/2014 - FINAL

APPLICATION REVIEWERS WANTED: Must have interest in National Service and be willing to dedicate two days/one overnight of your time. Please see link below for details.

Call for Reviewers 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Commemoration of September 11th Day of Service by New York State Americorps Members

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that hundreds of AmeriCorps members from all corners of New York State will converge on Albany County to complete a community service project as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The project is part of a two-day nationwide event that also marks the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.

“In the aftermath of September 11th, New Yorkers from every corner of the State came together to support one another, and we continue this tradition by volunteering in the memory of those who were lost,” Governor Cuomo said. “Volunteers like AmeriCorps members are part of a long history of service in New York State, and as we commemorate this important day I encourage all New Yorkers to come together and give back to their communities.”

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service – New Yorkers Volunteer, a Governor-appointed commission, uses the power of AmeriCorps to address some of the State’s most challenging issues, and encourages citizens to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. More than 72,000 AmeriCorps members in New York have completed more than 110 million hours of service since 1994.

Click here for the full press release.

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