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Grants and Requests for Proposals

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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Maine AmeriCorps

There are no active Requests for Proposals at this time. 



Other Commission Requests for Proposals

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Maine Volunteer Generation Fund Initiative (RFP 201801002) 
Submission deadline: February 21, 2018

 The Maine Commission for Community Service is seeking Applications to increase capacity in eligible organizations to expand local and regional volunteer efforts in three impact areas; aging in place, transportation and food security; and develop high level volunteer management practices through Service Enterprise and other Volunteer Management training.

A copy of the RFP, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the following website:

Eligible applicants include Maine non-profits, faith-based organizations, State and local units of government, higher education institutions, and multi-state or regional organizations intending to operate a program solely within Maine. Awards range from $11,250 to $37,500, depending on the number of new volunteers recruited.

Proposals must be submitted to the State of Maine Division of Procurement Services, located at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street - 4th Floor, Augusta, ME 04330.  Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm, local time, on February 21, 2018, when they will be opened.  Proposals not received at the Division of Procurement Services aforementioned address by the aforementioned deadline will not be considered for contract award.

The State of Maine reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.

The Maine Commission for Community Service is located at 111 Sewall Street, 105 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0105. This RFP is being managed by Michael Ashmore.

 Copies of the “Request for Proposals” can be accessed here: PDF FORMATWORD DOC FORMAT

For a direct link to the Question & Answer Summary CLICK HERE.


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

National Civilian Community Corps Atlantic Region is now accepting service project proposals for 2018. What would it be like if your organization suddenly had the resources of 8-10 enthusiastic, dedicated, and professional young adults serving full-time for up to eight weeks? 

There is a two step process to apply; submit concept form first and project application about 1 month later. 

Round 1: March 2-April 20, 2018; Concept Form due: December 4, 2017

Round 2: April 28-June 8, 2018; Concept Form due: January 22, 2018

Round 3: June 16-August 31, 2018; Concept Form due: March 5, 2018

Round 4: September 15-November 7, 2018; Concept Form due: June 4, 2018.

Read Key Application Information here. For technical assistance please contact, Michael Ashmore at

NCCC is a full-time, team-based service program for men and women aged 18-24. The mission of NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.


Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont regional office  

This office oversees AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps grantees in the tri-state region.

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.

 For Maine program contact information see our overview of National Service in Maine here


Grants and Contracts from other State of Maine agencies

Visitors looking for grant competitions and contracting opportunities throughout Maine Government should visit the Division of Purchases by selecting from this list:

View active Requests for Proposals in other agencies.

Vendor and bid opportunities with the State of Maine.