Announcements

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.

Application workshops will be held for first-time applicants and planning grant recipients as follows:

  • November 8, 2018      Atlanta
  • November 13, 2018    Macon
  • November 15, 2018    Brunswick

New Applicants are expected to attend one of the workshops. Registration is required to attend:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019ACNOFO​

All interested new applicants MUST complete and submit a Notice of Intent to Apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NOI2019 no later than December 5, 2018.

Applications will be due to the Georgia Commission no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 13, 2019.  No exceptions. 

 

 

Atlanta, GA (August 1, 2018) – The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (GCSV), the Governor-appointed state service commission housed within the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), announced today that Georgia has received $3,442,262 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.

“This program is a win-win for Georgia – helping our communities and helping our young people,” said DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn.  “AmeriCorps embodies the spirit of service that is an intangible but invaluable resource for our communities. I’m proud of the work that GCSV does to promote giving back and to encourage young people to be more involved in their local communities.”

The federal investment includes 20 AmeriCorps grants that support 489 AmeriCorps members working for nonprofits, schools and city governments. As part of their service, these AmeriCorps members will help tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia: tutoring students who may be at risk of failing, helping veterans to receive the services they need, providing a safe and productive environment for homeless youth, teaching our citizens about environmental stewardship, providing services to the disabled, and contributing to the overall quality of life for Georgians. 

Recognizing AmeriCorps members who Get Things Done

AmeriCorps Week is March 11-17, 2018, and it's a great time to recognize the contributions made by AmeriCorps members serving across the country. It's not easy to commit a year (or two) of your life to national service. It takes grit and hard work to make a lasting impact on our communities right here at home.

AmeriCorps Week gives us extra reason to honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities each year and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

Thanks for all you do to Get Things Done.
 

AmeriCorps Applications are due to the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism no later than February 13th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.   Applications must be submitted by way of the eGrants system.