*Announcement*


There will be a meeting of the New York State Commission on National and Community Service on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, at 633 3rd Avenue, New York NY, Room 3912, and via videoconference at the Commission offices, 52 Washington Street, Rensselaer NY, 12144, Room 102 South. Members of the public wishing to attend must register with Marium Tariq, at 518-473-8882, or marium.tariq@ocfs.ny.gov by close of business Tuesday, June 13, 2017. You must arrive at either location no later than 11:45 AM and bring photo ID.

Online Bidders List (OBL) Changes


The Office of Children & Family Services has discontinued its Online Bidders List (OBL). All AmeriCorps Requests for Proposal will be listed in the NYS Contract Reporter at www.nyscr.ny.gov and the NYS Grants Gateway at https://grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees. The Commission is currently exploring additional options for notification of grant opportunities. Please be sure to check our website for updates.

Governor Cuomo Announces Over 4,000 Toys and Coats Distributed Across the State in Three Days This Holiday Season

Toys, Coats and School Supplies Collected by Film Good / Do Good Volunteers

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the results of holiday toy and coat distributions that took place across the state December 21 – 23, 2016. Members of the Governor’s administration participated in volunteer events held at 18 organizations statewide to distribute 4,065 toys, coats and school supplies to communities in need. Volunteers from Film Good / Do Good, a joint partnership between the Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, also participated in collecting and sorting donations.

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Governor Cuomo Announces the First Graduating Class of Excelsior Conservation Corps

Forty-one Participants Complete 10 Months of Environmental Service at State Lands and Parks

Class of 2017 Begins January 30 and Enrollment is Now Open


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the graduation of the inaugural class of New York’s Excelsior Conservation Corps and the beginning of enrollment for a second class. Forty-one people completed the AmeriCorps environmental stewardship and education program after finishing 10 months of service.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $6.7 Million to Create New Empire Corps Program and Expand the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $6.7 million in funding over three years to create Empire Corps, a new program that consists of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members, to serve 16 communities across the State. The new program is part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, a $25 million initiative to help support community-driven, poverty reduction strategies that increase economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $6 Million in Americorps Funding

Grants Will Support Community Programs Designed by 18 Non-Profit Organizations Across New York State

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received more than $6 million in competitive AmeriCorps funding to support 18 non-profit organizations that promote children's health and education, work to reduce poverty and expand economic opportunity in their communities. This funding was awarded by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service and is part of a $14 million initiative announced by Governor Cuomo earlier this summer.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $14.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

Funding Will Support Recruitment of New AmeriCorps Members to 14 Organizations Across New York State

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has been awarded $14.4 million in AmeriCorps funding for 14 organizations that promote children’s health and education, disaster preparedness and other key initiatives. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, will support the recruitment of new AmeriCorps Members. $8.1 million in competitive grant funds have already been awarded, with an additional $6.3 million in New York State AmeriCorps grants to be announced later this year.

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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.

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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."

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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