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AmeriCorps Grant Workshops

Interested organizations and agencies are encouraged to apply for 2019-2020 AmeriCorps State funding

The state of Alabama is awarded funding each year for AmeriCorps and is excited to fund new projects. AmeriCorps is a National Service program that helps meet community needs through the efforts of AmeriCorps members. The AmeriCorps State program offers funding to meet the needs of various host agencies and communities.

The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services is announcing a series of workshops for the upcoming 2019-20 Alabama AmeriCorps grant. There is no fee for this workshop but pre-registration is required by e-mailing or calling (334) 242-1549 by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019 to inform us of the workshop you plan to attend.

The workshop is targeted for groups eligible for the grant funding, which include state and local nonprofit organizations, community and faith-based organizations, state, local and higher education institutions, state and local government agencies, Indian Tribes, and partnerships among any of these groups.

The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the locations:

  • Tuesday, January 15, in Montgomery at the American Red Cross, 5015 Woods Crossing Dr, Montgomery, AL 36106

  • Wednesday, January 16, in Birmingham at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 1901 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

  • Friday, January 18, in Mobile at the American Red Cross, 35 Sage Avenue, Mobile, AL 36607

Currently, AmeriCorps members serving in Alabama provide instructional assistance, tutor at-risk youth and run after-school programs; lead youth in physical education activities; provide capacity-building services to increase the effectiveness of Alabama nonprofit organizations engaging with the homeless, affordable housing, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures and domestic violence services; help ensure clean water, clean air and healthy communities in Coastal Alabama; and help young people with job readiness and health services. Potential applicants may do similar activities or use members to address other identified needs in their community.

To access application materials, visit the Funding Opportunities section of the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services at A Letter of Intent is required for new applicants and highly recommended for continuation and recompete programs. The letter is due by January 30, 2019. A fillable template is available at Applications are due March 15, 2019.

For more information on the National and Community Service AmeriCorps program, please contact Cesily Means, Senior Program Officer, at 334-242-1549 or

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