Protecting the health and safety of our AmeriCorps members, program staff, volunteers, and partners is our top priority. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation and follow the latest guidance from federal, state, and local health departments.CNCS is taking steps recommended by the Office of Personnel and Management and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and new, program-specific FAQs and resources that can be found at https://www.NationalService.gov/coronavirus.
As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best source for information on COVID-19 and what you can to do protect yourself and others. Also, see the Georgia Department of Public Health for statewide information and events.
Governor Kemp issued a statewide shelter-in-place order directing all Georgians to remain in their homes except when conducting essential services, traveling to and from work when performing minimum basic operations, or working within “critical infrastructure”. As the needs of Georgia residents increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we appreciate your willingness to help. There are volunteer opportunities that meet the essential criteria in helping with the COVID-19 pandemic locally, we anticipate these opportunities will increase as needs are identified.
We ask that you register as a volunteer and then respond to the needs listed in your local area. Together, we can help communities and individuals overcome challenges and meet the needs of those most vulnerable. We are also collecting ways you virtually volunteer. There are also many funding options for you to donate to.
Thank you for your willingness to serve during this difficult time.
Please see the NEW funding opportunity that is available to all interested applicants.
Requirements of AmeriCorps State Grantees
- Applicants must be an eligible host agency (nonprofit, government agency, etc)
- Program design must propose to engage 5 -10 (MSY)
- Programs must address a demonstrated community need. Federal and state level priority areas are established each year in the Request for Applications
- Applicants are required to demonstrate community support and the ability to provide cash and/or in-kind match for a percentage of the grant funds
- Programs must have a plan to engage community volunteers
- Review the Request for Grant Proposals (RFP) from the GA Commisison to determine if you are interested in applying.
AmeriCorps Week, March 8-14, 2020, is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in communities across the country, to the members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994.
On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. The sixth-annual National Service Recognition Day will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. This initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.
Mayors and city leaders, county officials, and tribal leaders across the country are using national service more and more to solve their community’s toughest challenges. CNCS, America’s leader in volunteering and service efforts, engages over 325,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in national service at more than 50,000 locations each year. Through partnerships with schools, faith-based groups, non-profits, and local agencies, national service members are embedded within the communities they serve, using their ingenuity and training to make a tangible, lasting impact.
Go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/Recognitionday for more information.
ATLANTA (June 24, 2019) – Gov. Brian Kemp announced today that Georgia has received $3,341,944 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 more than 500 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve with nineteen (19) 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.
The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism is seeking proposals from eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs to strengthen communities through National Service and Volunteerism. Eligible organizations include non-profit and faith-based organizations with 501(c)3 status in the State of Georgia, educational institutions, and state and local government entities.
AmeriCorps programs address critical community needs in key focus areas including education, disasters, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, response to local disasters, restoring natural habitats, and job training/placement. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.