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This section contains information about the Commission's grant-making and contracting activities. At times, there also may be information about funding opportunities offered by our partners or other Maine agencies. When the Commission does not have an active Request for Proposal or Notice of Funds Available, the corresponding section of this page will be empty.

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AmeriCorps Cost Reimbursement and Fixed Amount Grants (RFP # 201610195) 

The Maine Commission for Community Service solicits proposals for AmeriCorps program operating grants under the AmeriCorps State Competitive Cost Reimbursement (including Minimum Cost Reimbursement) and Fixed Amount grant programs. Programs must be designed to enroll at least twenty AmeriCorps members and utilize at least 17,000 hours of service during each of the 3 grant years.

Applicants must also propose to implement an evidence-based program model, use standardized performance measures to demonstrate accomplishments, and conduct an overall program evaluation.  Program activities must fall within one of the funding areas: economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship (including energy conservation/management), healthy futures, disaster services, and veterans and military families. In this competition, there is a special priority for applications that would have AmeriCorps support prevention or recovery efforts related to drug prescription abuse and opiod abuse.

Eligible applicants include Maine non-profits, faith-based organizations, State and local units of government, higher education institutions, and multi-state regional organizations intending to operate an AmeriCorps program solely within Maine. Typical awards for range from $150,000 to $670,000, depending on the number of enrolled members.

All proposals must be submitted using both an internet application system (eGrants) and hard copies of attachments. Complete proposals with required attachments must be received for opening by the Division of Purchases, Burton Cross Building, 4th Floor, 111 Sewall Street, 9 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on November 30, 2016.

The State of Maine reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received. This RFP is being managed by Maryalice Crofton.

Copies of the “Request for Proposals” can be accessed after registration HERE.     

Other Commission Requests for Proposals

No active RFPs at this time.


Direct Grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont regional office 
AmeriCorps VISTA was founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.   Learn More

Senior Corps and other national volunteer service grants. 
To view information on funding competitions underway or archived announcements, Go to CNCS NOFAs.


Grants and Contracts from other State of Maine agencies

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View active Requests for Proposals in other agencies.

Vendor and bid opportunities with the State of Maine.