Volunteers in Service to America Grant

What are the aims of the Volunteers in Service to America Grant?

The Volunteers in Service to America Grant aims to supplement efforts of private, nonprofit organizations and Federal, State, and local government agencies to eliminate poverty and poverty-related problems by enabling persons from all walks of life and all age groups to perform meaningful and constructive service as volunteers.

Who are Eligible for the Volunteers in Service to America Grant?

Sponsors applying for Volunteers in Service to America Grants must be Federal, State or local government agencies or private, nonprofit organizations. The project proposing to use the volunteers must have a clear anti-poverty focus.Persons who are assisted by Volunteers in Service to America Grant project activities must be low-income and VISTA activities must directly benefit the poor by helping communities find permanent solutions to poverty.

How to Apply for the Volunteers in Service to America Grant?

Applicants must be bona fide public or private nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations must furnish proof of nonprofit status and articles of incorporation. Prospective sponsors must apply through Corporation for National Service State Offices. The Governor or other chief executive officer of the State concerned has the right to disapprove programs submitted within 45 days of their submission.

Where to Send Applications for the Volunteers in Service to America Grant?

See Regional Agency Offices. See Corporation for National Service Cluster and State Program Offices list in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

For more information on the Volunteers in Service to America Grant, contact:

Kelly L. Daly,
1201 New York Avenue NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20525
Phone: (202) 606-6849
Email: kdaly@cns.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.americorps.gov

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