Serve Idaho Announces Funding Opportunity

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Oct. 1, 2018
Information Contact:  Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Federal funding to support the cost of running an AmeriCorps program is now available through grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible to apply for the grants, which vary in dollar amount based on the size and complexity of the AmeriCorps programs.

A notice of intent to apply for a grant must be filed by 5 p.m. MST on Oct. 12. A technical assistance call will be held Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. MST to provide information on next steps. Deadline for the actual application is Nov. 16.

Serve Idaho and the Corporation for National and Community Service provide funding for the following focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, veterans and military families.

More information on the grant opportunity is on the Internet at www.serveidaho.gov/grantsFunding

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Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.

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