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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.

Maine Youth Act: Request for Applications

Applications due: October 1, 2019

The Maine Youth Act Mini-grant Program challenges middle and high school aged students to understand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community” and then take action in their community on an issue by planning a volunteer service project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020.

This program is co-sponsored by the Maine Commission for Community Service and the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation.

The Maine Youth Act Selection Committee will choose nine proposals to receive awards of $600 to support planning and carrying out a student/youth-driven service project. Proposals will be selected using criteria outlined in the “Request for Applications.” This award program uses an online form to accept applications. The link to the form is below.

Request for Applications: Program explanation, application instructions, selection timeline, reporting, budget instructions, resources

LINK to Online Application Form. Consult the "Request for Applications" (RFA) above for required content and budget directions. 

LINK to Youth Service America project development guide, "Youth Changing the World." See the RFA for recommended use.

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Maine AmeriCorps Grant Competitions

There are no active requests for proposal at this time. The next anticipated competition is Fall 2019.


Other Commission Requests for Proposals

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Maine Volunteer Generation Fund Initiative 

 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.


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:
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