Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Announces Opening of AmeriCorps State Grant Application Process
Federal Grants Fund Community Service Programs Across Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism today announced the opening of the AmeriCorps state grant application process for the 2022 – 2023 service year.
“AmeriCorps grants create important opportunities for organizations to collaborate with service-minded Marylanders,” said Nicki Fiocco, Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “Each year, we see the meaningful impact that grant funds have on the community as a whole – increasing resources and capacity for organizations; inspiring citizens to serve as AmeriCorps members; and addressing issues important to Marylanders.”
These federal grants are funded by AmeriCorps and administered by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. The purpose is to support AmeriCorps members who meet a wide range of community needs, and serve as teachers, environmentalists, mediators, or community leaders through local organizations.
Earlier this year, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism announced an award of over $5.1 million in AmeriCorps State grants for the 2021 – 2022 service year awarded to 18 organizations throughout Maryland, empowering communities to lead through service. Upon completion of their service year, AmeriCorps members receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for assistance with post-secondary education or student loan repayment.
In order to receive an AmeriCorps state grant, organizations must raise a minimum of 24 percent in matching funds.
Qualifying organizations for the grant include:
- Faith-based organizations,
- State or Local government agencies, and
- Institutions of higher education.
Organizations interested in applying for an AmeriCorps State grant must submit a concept paper by 5 p.m. on October 12, 2021. Submissions will be reviewed and applicants of accepted proposals will be invited to complete a full grant application.
Learn more at http://gosv.maryland.gov/available-funding/.
About the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism
The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is dedicated to supporting the mission of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve our neighbors in need. This coordinating office funds AmeriCorps programs supporting disaster relief, economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, public safety, health, and the environment in Maryland. A unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives, it has honored nearly 100,000 Maryland volunteers on behalf of Governor Hogan. Learn more by visiting our website at gosv.maryland.gov and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.