AmeriCorps Kansas supports wide range of local service programs, engaging more than 100 Kansans in intensive community service each year

TOPEKA — In an effort to address community needs statewide, the Kansas Volunteer Commission has opened the 2018-2019 application process for potential AmeriCorps Kansas programs.

Organizations interested in expanding existing services or in developing new, innovative programming are invited to apply.

When submitting an AmeriCorps grant application, the organization is requesting not only AmeriCorps members, but also the funding to support the necessary program development, management and training.

WHO CAN APPLY: The following entities are eligible to apply: public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and federally recognized Indian Tribes. Applicants representing a combination of these groups, working together, are also eligible.

FUNDING TYPE: Federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service is administered by the Kansas Volunteer Commission. These funds are available in the form of AmeriCorps Kansas program grants and follow a cost-reimbursement structure.

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

· Preliminary grant application and support documents – 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018.

· Final application – 4 p.m. Feb. 16, 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified no later than May 2018 of their selection, contingent on timely full-year appropriations. More information about this funding opportunity is available at http://kanserve.org/AmeriCorps-Kansas/Apply-for-AmeriCorps-Grant-2018-2019.