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Maine AmeriCorps

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Maine Rural AmeriCorps Grant Competition (RFP 201703066) 
Submission deadline: May 16, 2017

The Maine Commission for Community Service solicits proposals for AmeriCorps program grants under the new Maine Rural AmeriCorps grant program. Programs must be designed to enroll between two and five full-time AmeriCorps members during each of the 2 grant years. Each AmeriCorps member service plan must entail 1,700 hours and all must serve within the applicant organization.

AmeriCorps direct service activities permitted include economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship (including housing, energy conservation), disaster services, veterans services, or healthy futures. In addition, proposals selected must commit to engaging local volunteers in the direct service and building internal capacity to engage volunteers. Applications to serve any rural area are welcome; however, there are preference points for proposals from Franklin, Hancock, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo, Aroostook, Knox, Washington, Lincoln, or Piscataquis counties.

Eligible applicants include Maine non-profits, faith-based organizations, State and local units of government, higher education institutions, and county organizations intending to operate an AmeriCorps program within Maine. Applicants may not have been an AmeriCorps grantee. Awards will range from $27,660 for a team of two AmeriCorps members up to $69,150 for a team of five.

All proposals must be submitted using both an internet application system ( 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 04330, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on May 16, 2017.

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” 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)

National Civilian Community Corps Atlantic Region is now accepting service project proposals for 2017. 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 9-April 21, 2017 Concept Form due: November 29, 2016

Round 2: April 29-June 2, 2017 Concept Form due: January 9, 2017

Round 3: June 10-August 11, 2017 Concept Form due: February 20, 2017

Round 4: August 26-November 7, 2016 Concept Form due: May 8, 2017.

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.