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In-kind grants of volunteer support to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Tribes, and schools for projects that serve low-income communities and address problems related to poverty. Focus areas include racial equity; veterans and military families; Indian Country, rural communities, and areas of deep poverty; food security and access to healthcare; education, economic opportunity, and environmental stewardship.
Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is a federal anti-poverty national service program designed to provide resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to address poverty and poverty-related problems in the United States.
Through this opportunity, AmeriCorps seeks concept papers for the AmeriCorps VISTA program from outcome-driven organizations that share the AmeriCorps VISTA mission.
AmeriCorps VISTA supports efforts to address poverty by providing opportunities for Americans, 18 years of age and older, from a diverse range of backgrounds, to dedicate a year of full-time service with a sponsoring organization (“sponsor”) on a project that will create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty.
An AmeriCorps VISTA project refers to a set of activities, as set forth in a project application, for which a federal award of VISTA resources is made. An AmeriCorps VISTA project is operated and overseen by, and the responsibility of, a sponsor. Projects are carried out by AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at project sites.
Programming Priorities/Priority Populations:
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve at sponsoring organizations for approximately 40 hours per week and address issues that have been locally identified as community priorities. The project goals and activities are designed to build the sponsor’s capacity to serve low-income communities. AmeriCorps provides a modest living allowance depending on the county in which the VISTA member serves, health benefits, and childcare benefits (if eligible). Members also receive either the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or an end-of-service cash stipend upon successful completion of their full year of service.
GrantWatch ID#: 186610
The duration of projects varies, but typically lasts for three to four years. An AmeriCorps VISTA project may be continued on a year to year basis based upon available resources, performance, and AmeriCorps priorities.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you are having technical difficulties with creating an account or preparing or submitting the Concept Paper in eGrants, please contact the AmeriCorps Hotline at (800)942-2677 or via Questions at https://questions.americorps.gov/app/ask.
For all other application questions, please contact VISTA@americorps.gov.
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