Serve DC announces the availability of AmeriCorps*State Competitive funds for Fiscal Year 2008 (FY’08). The official notice and application instructions will be released for download on November 1, 2007 on Serve DC's website or by visiting Serve DC Headquarters at 441 4th Street NW, Suite 1140 North. The deadline for submission in the electronic grants system, eGrants, is December 3, 2007.
Serve DC offers this funding to non-profit organizations with the goal of empowering members of the community to improve and strengthen the lives of DC residents. Organizations also work on citywide goals and priorities that were outlined in the DC State Service Plan. AmeriCorps funds are for non-profit, faith-based, community-based, and educational institutions that are committed to helping citizens become more engaged in their local communities; engaging disadvantaged youth or persons with disabilities; and improving the safety and emergency preparedness of citizens working and living in the District of Columbia.
Those who apply will compete with other new, continuing, and recompeting applicants for funds made available through the Corporation on National and Community Service (CNCS). Subject to availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2008, CNCS anticipates granting $21,288,000 to support AmeriCorps State and National programs.
All applicants are required to attend one of the following technical assistance sessions: November 1, 2007, from 6-8pm in 11th Floor City-Wide Conference Center at One Judiciary Square (441 4th Street, NW) Conference Room: 1112; November 8, 2007, 6-8pm in the11th Floor City-Wide Conference Center at One Judiciary Square (441 4th Street, NW) Conference Room: 1112; November 15, 2007 from 1-3pm in 11th Floor City-Wide Conference Center at One Judiciary Square (441 4th Street, NW) Conference Room: 1112. For more information or to RSVP for one of the training sessions, please contact John Savage or at (202) 727-7925.
AmeriCorps is a national service network that offers full and part-time opportunities for participants to make a positive local impact. AmeriCorps works to support issues that deal with the environment, education, public safety, Homeland Security and other unmet local human needs. Successful new applicants that are recommended for funding will have access to the same funds as continuing AmeriCorps programs.
About Serve DC:
Serve DC was established by Executive Order in 2000. Its mission is to strengthen and promote the spirit of service in the District of Columbia through partnerships, national service and volunteerism.