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.
There are no active AmeriCorps State RFPs at this time.
No active RFPs at this time.
Other Commission Requests for Proposals (non-National Service programs)
Global Youth Service Day - Applications due March 21, 2014
In 2014, youth pick a day between April 11th-13th to serve. (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities each year through service. It is the largest service event in the world and the only day of service dedicated to service by children and youth!
The Maine Commission for Community Service, in partnership with Youth Service America, is offering materials, training and small grants to support the engagement of Maine Youth in GYSD service activities. Grants are for up to $300 and must be used to support youth involvement in GYSD service activities through the purchase of materials and supplies, outreach efforts or to support transportation or other ancillary expenses related to the service project or projects. Grants must be matched with local funds or in-kind support at least equal to the granted amount.
Additional weight is given to applications involving larger numbers of youth and projects that are youth designed. Typical projects involve a small number of young people who research local needs and plan a service activity that involves a larger group in the event itself.
Each GYSD Project needs to include a culminating activity or celebration (on or near the weekend of April 11-13) to which press and local leaders are invited to participate.
Applications are due March 21st with announcements of awards made the following week.
For application instructions, a PDF of the application for use in preparation, and submission instructions go to
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.
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: