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AmeriCorps Grant Competitions Open

The Commission has opened two AmeriCorps grant competitions.


The first, AmeriCorps State Formula grants, is the triennial competition for funding of programs that engage at least 10 AmeriCorps members in at least 17,000 hours of service each year for 3 years. For more details use this link to reach RFP 201502030 for AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Competition.


The second is a new opportunity for organizations that have never had AmeriCorps grants, the Maine Rural AmeriCorps program grants. This grant program awards only 2 AmeriCorps positions with related funding and combines direct service of AmeriCorps members with organizatonal capacity building. For more details use this link to reach RFP 201502031 for Maine Rural AmeriCorps.

Submision deadline for both competitions is 2pm on May 6, 2015.

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Peer Reviewers Needed for MCCS Grant Activities

dollar signsCan you help MCCS identify the best investments of public dollars? The Commission grant selection process uses external peer reviewers who volunteer their expertise to read and rate proposals.


Grant application reviews will likely go from May through June but no travel is required. Everything is done using technology (phone, computer, internet). You don't even have to be in Maine! Volunteer from wherever you are.


Experts in volunteer programming, service-learning, literacy, energy efficiency, housing, community health, career prep and job training, education, and more are needed. Apply now!

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VISTA 50th Anniversary Kicks Off

vista 50th anniversary logoAmeriCorps VISTA kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration recently. In Maine, we calculate there are at least 1,000 former VISTA members around. Come to a virtual reunion!


Follow this link to our FB site and share when you served, what you did, and a memory of that time. OR, post on your own page using #MaineVISTAReunion. 

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