Gov. Bev Perdue today announced more than $3.4 million in federal grants are available for North Carolina non-profits and government agencies to recruit AmeriCorps members. Interested non-profits and government agencies that provide tutoring, mentoring, disaster services, environmental stewardship, education on healthy futures, job training and placement and aid to military families should apply.
The N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, housed in the Governor’s Office will coordinate the grants.
“AmeriCorps members will gain great opportunities through these non-profits and government agencies to give back to North Carolina communities,” said Gov. Perdue. “Members will have the chance to make a difference and help solve problems in their communities.”
To apply, interested organizations must attend a training and technical assistance session, which discusses administrative regulations and policies, as well as program and reporting requirements. To register for one of these workshops, e-mail Sallie Bowman, AmeriCorps Training and Development Manager, at Sallie.Bowman@nc.gov, or call 919-715-2279 at least three days prior to the session. Fiscal and programming staff is required to attend. Exact locations will be emailed to you once you register. The workshops are free and will be offered on the following dates:
Friday, Nov. 18, 2011—Webinar
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011—Raleigh
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011—Statesville
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011—Greenville
Grant applications are due to the N.C. Volunteer Commission by noon on Friday, March 16, 2012. Application forms are available on the N.C. Volunteer Commission’s website, www.volunteernc.org, or by calling the N.C. Volunteer Commission at 919-715-3470 or 1-800-820-4483. Grants will be awarded based on community support, program design, organizational capacity, budget adequacy, sustainability and documented goals.Read the full article