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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 Standard Formula Grant

 RFP # 201805092

The Maine Commission for Community Service solicits proposals for AmeriCorps program operating grants under the AmeriCorps Standard Formula Cost Reimbursement (including Minimum Cost Reimbursement) and Fixed Amount grant programs. Programs must be designed to enroll at least eight AmeriCorps members and use at least 13,600 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 allowed service areas described in the Request for Proposal.

Eligible applicants include Maine non-profits, faith-based organizations, State and local units of government, higher education institutions, and regional organizations intending to operate an AmeriCorps program solely within Maine. Funds available total $217,000 and depend on the number of AmeriCorps positions requested.

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, Augusta, Maine 04333, no later than 4:00 p.m. local time on May 29, 2018.

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 Maryalice Crofton.

Copies of the “Request for Proposals” are available on the internet at State of Maine Request for Proposals, and at

Request for Proposal: WORD DOC FORMAT
Question and Answer Summary: See link in right side bar menu.


Other Commission Requests for Proposals

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

 This competition is not slated to recur until Winter 2020.



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.