Georgia Serves is excited to celebrate AmeriCorps Week - March 12-18.
During AmeriCorps Week, we celebrate AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who get things done for America, support local organizations that address urgent needs, and encourage others to follow in their footsteps of service. This year's theme is United We Serve. We applaud all the AmeriCorps programs serving in Georgia and offer our thanks to members and volunteers for uniting in service to make an impact in their community, foster a sense of constructive action, civic participation, and belonging.
Since 1994, more than 24,000 Georgia residents have served approximately 36 million hours and earned education awards totaling more than $85.1 million.
Check out the Georgia Service Report to read more about the profound impact AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs, members, and volunteers make in the state, to change and improve countless lives through the power of service.
2023-2024 Request for Proposals
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a federal, national service program for 18-26 year-olds from diverse backgrounds, that strengthens communities and develops leaders through team-based national and community service. The Southern Region assigns teams to service projects across 20 states and territories, helping communities address their most critical needs while developing our members personally and professionally.
Please see attachment for the Request for Proposals of the new class with the new project dates and deadlines for 2023-2024.
For additional information about the program and the projects, please contact Joel Barsky - email@example.com - 601.630.4065
Georgia Serves is seeking service-minded individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Formula Grant Application Review Team members. Independent peer reviewers will read and score applications for the 2023-2024 program year.
Reviewers will be required to participate in a short webinar training (recorded) and be available to meet to discuss the applications on April 6, 2023. Final reviews will be due by Wednesday, March 28, 2023.
If you are interested in being a grant reviewer, please fill out the Grant Review Team Biography (attached) and return it with a resume to Linda Thompson, Executive Director, at Linda.Thompson@dca.ga.gov by Wednesday, February 15th. Reviewers will be selected by February 20th.
The annual celebration of AmeriCorps members, alumni, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, and programs began March 13. From March 13-19, AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, will celebrate AmeriCorps Week, and the millions of Americans who have pledged to “get things done” for America through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. The annual celebration recognizes Americans who choose to serve their country through AmeriCorps and the community partners who help make that happen, while also encouraging more Americans to follow their footsteps in service.
Throughout last year, AmeriCorps continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented new resources through the American Rescue Plan, launched Public Health AmeriCorps in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and united the country on two national days of service: MLK Day and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Day.
This AmeriCorps Week, AmeriCorps celebrates the millions of Americans ages 18 to 65+, who have served with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. Right now, there are 250,000 people serving as members or volunteers in over 40,000 locations across all 50 states and territories. To join the celebration, follow AmeriCorps on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the conversation by sharing pictures and stories on Twitter, using #AmeriCorpsWeek.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, has launched Public Health AmeriCorps, a new partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.
The program, which is supported by a $400 million investment from the American Rescue Plan Act, is anticipated to fund up to 5,000 AmeriCorps positions over the next five years and comes as part of a larger $7 billion investment in the public health workforce announced by the Biden-Harris Administration.
Today, AmeriCorps released the notice of federal funding availability for Public Health AmeriCorps through AmeriCorps’ State and National program. The competition is open to nonprofit, faith-based and community-based organizations; higher-education institutions; state, local and territorial government entities, such as cities or counties; and Indian Tribes. New organizations are encouraged to apply for these grants.
“In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health AmeriCorps will help vulnerable communities recover from COVID-19 and address broader public health needs, especially those exacerbated by the pandemic,” said Mal Coles, acting CEO at AmeriCorps. “This is an exciting new partnership that builds upon the expertise, best practices, and lessons learned from both existing AmeriCorps and CDC programs to support communities and also provide much-needed surge capacity for state and local public health agencies that continue to bear the burden of caring for a nation in crisis.”
“The experience and networks AmeriCorps brings to this partnership provide a valuable opportunity to engage communities around the United States, including many people who may have never considered a deeply fulfilling career in public health,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H. “This program is a critical component of CDC’s effort to develop a strong, diverse workforce to face the public health challenges of the future.”
Potential applicant organizations are encouraged to fully review the information posted on americorps.gov funding opportunities webpage. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov 8, at 5 p.m. ET.
AmeriCorps will host a variety of technical assistance calls, webinars and workshops to answer questions about this funding opportunity, including how to submit an application. Times and dates for these calls, along with additional technical assistance information, will be posted on its funding opportunity page. Questions from organizations about the grant competition can be directed to AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov.
AmeriCorps continues to invest in the nation’s COVID-19 recovery. With existing programs in more than 40,000 locations across the country, AmeriCorps is uniquely positioned to bolster community response efforts. For the past year and half, thousands of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers across all 50 states and U.S. territories have continued their service, quickly adapting to meet the changing needs caused by the pandemic and have provided vital support, community response, and recovery efforts, providing support to more than 11.5 million Americans, including 2.5 million people at vaccination sites.
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The Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Serves Announces $4.5 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Georgia
ATLANTA (August 5, 2021) – Georgia received $4,531,101 in AmeriCorps funding from AmeriCorps, a federal agency. With the agency’s unique model, the grants announced will leverage an additional $4 million from the private sector, foundations, and other sources – further increasing the return on the federal investment.
The grants will put 565 AmeriCorps Members on the ground to serve with 21 organizations. AmeriCorps Members will tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia including education, economic opportunities, healthy futures, homelessness, people living with disabilities, financial literacy, and environmental issues.
In addition, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will provide close to $3 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for the AmeriCorps Members funded by these grants. After completing a full term of service, full-time AmeriCorps Members may receive an award of approximately $6,345 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans. Awards vary based on members’ status such as full-time or less than full-time.
The following organizations were awarded grants for 2021-2022 to implement AmeriCorps programs in Georgia.
AmeriCorps Covenant House Georgia $ 162,700
AmeriCorps Georgia Relay Teaching Residency $ 64,000
Breakthrough Collaborative AmeriCorps Program $ 180,494
Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America $ 137,733
Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program $ 97,878
Communities in Schools of Georgia – AmeriCorps Reading Tutorial Program $ 191,995
Extra Special People AmeriCorps Program $ 239,030
Georgia State University Research Foundation T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps $ 198,896
Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia-AmeriCorps Planning Grant $ 40,178
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers AmeriCorps Program $ 119,658
Greater Valdosta United Way AmeriCorps Planning Grant $ 63,377
Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps $1,062,668
Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter Planning Grant $ 26,422
Jekyll Island State Park Authority dba Georgia Sea Turtle Center AmeriCorps $ 358,433
New American Pathways – AmeriCorps Project RISE $ 274,830
One World Link AmeriCorps Project $ 259,940
Teach For America – Metro Atlanta $ 140,000
The Christian City AmeriCorps Planning Grant $ 75,000
The Scholarship Academy, Inc. – AmeriCorps Financial Aid Awareness Program $ 178,596
The University of Georgia – Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps Project $ 423,800
Youth Villages-Inner Harbour Campus AmeriCorps Program $ 235,473
Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,000+ schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by disasters and helped thousands of first-generation college students access higher education. They also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime and revive cities, fight the opioid epidemic, and meet other critical needs.
Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 1 million Americans have served, providing more than 1.5 billion hours of service and earned more than $3.6 billion in education scholarships, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student debt. Those interested in joining AmeriCorps can learn more at AmeriCorps.gov/Join.
AmeriCorps is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit AmeriCorps.gov.
About the Department of Community Affairs
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to build strong and vibrant neighborhoods, commercial and industrial areas through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified Georgians with low and moderate incomes buy homes, rent housing and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Creative Artists Agency Foundation and AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, in collaboration with leading service organizations MENTOR, VolunteerMatch, schoolhouse.world, and the U.S. Department of Education, announced READY SET, a national tutor, mentor, and service recruitment campaign designed to address learning and relational loss among K-12 public school students in the U.S., particularly in historically marginalized communities.
The web and social media campaign is designed to meet critical learning needs and create a volunteer pipeline for the academic year ahead and will run through September 2021. AmeriCorps, which engages hundreds of thousands of people each year in service in 40,000 communities nationwide, is actively recruiting national service members and volunteers to build a service safety net for children who need academic and social support.
“AmeriCorps’ programs that teach, tutor, and mentor students in underserved communities are crucial to keeping students engaged, especially as hybrid schooling models continue across the country,” said Mal Coles, AmeriCorps Acting Chief Executive Officer. “Ready Set Serve is an opportunity for Americans to raise their hands to serve their communities. They can help mentor students to higher academic achievement, keep them on track to graduate, inspire creativity with STEM and robotics programs, or even design cost-effective solutions that support teachers and tutors.”
“We have a critical opportunity to immediately address the gap between what students need now and what resources are available to them,” said CAA Foundation executive and former drop-out prevention nonprofit director Deborah Marcus. “READY SET is a call to action to be a part of a national student support network, galvanizing Americans to bring their hearts and minds to supporting children, many from low-income and historically marginalized communities, and nurturing their full academic, social and emotional well-being.”
READY SET’s web and social-media-centered campaign will raise awareness of the current demand for volunteers, directing candidates to www.getreadyset.org, where potential volunteers can learn about relevant tutoring, mentoring and service opportunities. Depending on one’s interest, activation happens through VolunteerMatch’s global digital volunteering infrastructure; unifying champion of youth mentoring, MENTOR; the federal agency for national service and volunteering, AmeriCorps; or peer tutoring platform from Sal Khan, schoolhouse.world.
READY SET information
- READY SET Website: www.getreadyset.org
- Campaign Hashtag: #GetReadySet
- Instagram: @get_ready_set
- Twitter: @get_readyset
The Georgia State Profile Reports from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are now updated and available for your viewing. See Georgia's national service footprint and impact for 2019.
ATLANTA (August 6, 2020) – Governor Brian Kemp announced today that Georgia has received $3,711,928 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs.
These grants will put 597 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve with 22 organizations. AmeriCorps members will tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia including education, economic opportunities, healthy futures, veterans and military families, homelessness, people living with disabilities, financial literacy, and environmental issues.
AmeriCorps’ unique model means that the grants announced today will leverage an additional $3 million from the private sector, foundations, and other sources – further increasing the return on the federal investment.
In addition, CNCS will provide over $2 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for the AmeriCorps members funded by these grants. After completing a full term of service, AmeriCorps members receive an award of over $6,000 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans.
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Please see the list of currently funded Georgia Serves AmeriCorps Programs