The state of Alabama has awarded funding each year for AmeriCorps State programs and is excited to fund new opportunities for the 2020-21 program year. 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 agencies and communities.
The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services is announcing a series of workshops for the upcoming 2020-2021 Alabama AmeriCorps State grant competition. The AmeriCorps State Information and Application Workshop is purposed to introduce AmeriCorps guidelines and grantmaking practices. There is no fee for the workshop but pre-registration is required by contacting Jade Gantt, AmeriCorps Outreach, Engagement, and Training Coordinator at Jade.Gantt@ServeAlabama.gov or (334) 242-1549 to register.
The target audience for these workshops include the following eligible groups: state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, community and faith-based organizations, and partnerships among any of these groups.
The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations:
Tuesday, September 24, in Montgomery at the Central Alabama Red Cross, 5015 Woods Crossing Dr., Montgomery, AL 36106 in Classrooms A&B (Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding Requirements)
Wednesday, September 25, in Montgomery at Trenholm State Community College (Trenholm Campus), 1225 Air Base Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36108 in the Student Center: Building D (In-depth Review of AmeriCorps Application Requirements)
Wednesday, October 23, in Enterprise at the Enterprise Public Library, 101 E. Grubbs St., Enterprise, AL 36330 in the Meeting Room (Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding Requirements)
Thursday, October 24, in Mobile at the Mobile EMA, 7350 Zeigler Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608 in the Training Room (Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding Requirements)
Tuesday, November 12, the Decatur Campus of Calhoun Community College, 6250 US Hwy 31 N., Tanner, AL 35671 in the Math/Science Admin Building: MSA 114 (Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding Requirements)
Thursday, November 14, in Demopolis at the Demopolis Public Library, 211 East Washington St., Demopolis, AL 36732 in the First Floor Meeting Room (Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding Requirements)
Currently, AmeriCorps members serving in Alabama provide instructional assistance, tutor at-risk youth; run after-school programs; lead youth in physical education activities; provide capacity-building services to increase the effectiveness of Alabama nonprofit organizations; coordinate efforts to provide affordable housing; conduct inspections and environmental watch activities to help ensure clean water, clean air and healthy communities in Coastal Alabama; and provide job readiness and assistance in developing resiliency in youth. Potential applicants may do similar activities or use members to address other identified needs in their community.
Application materials are currently not available at this time. As material becomes available (this includes the Letter of Intent that is required for new applicants and highly recommended for continuation and recompete programs), it will be listed in the Funding Opportunities section of the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services at www.servealabama.gov.
For more information on the Alabama AmeriCorps State program, please contact Jade Gantt, AmeriCorps Outreach, Engagement, and Training Coordinator, at (334) 242-1537 or Info.AmeriCorps@servealabama.gov.