AmeriCorps Grant Competitions

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 Grants 

RFP # 202102030 -  Maine AmeriCorps Standard Grants
Submission deadline
: April 20, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. [new]

Volunteer Maine, the Commission for Community Service, is seeking proposals for AmeriCorps programs under Maine AmeriCorps Formula grant competition. Programs must have sufficient service work to account for at least 13,600 hours of service by AmeriCorps members in each of three years.

Applicants must implement an evidence-based program model, use standardized performance measures to demonstrate accomplishments, and conduct an overall program evaluation.  Program activities must fall under one of the Commission funding priorities or federally authorized service categories.

Eligible applicants are public or non-profit agencies, higher education institutions, and regional organizations that will operate an AmeriCorps program solely within Maine. Typical awards for range from $130,400 to $163,000.

A copy of the RFP, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the following websites: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/grants  and through this LINK TO RFP DOCUMENT (docx).

A Bidders Conferences will take place virtually March 19, 2020 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (repeat session on same day at 1 pm). To access participation details and register,  

Proposals must be submitted electronically as directed in the RFP. Both the proposal sections using the federal eGrants system and additional documents emailed to the Division of Procurement Services  (Proposals@maine.gov) must be submitted April 20, 2021, no later than 11:59 a.m., local time.

Proposals will be opened at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street - 4th Floor, Augusta, Maine the following business day. Proposals not submitted through eGrants and the Division of Procurement Services’ aforementioned email address by the deadline will not be considered for contract award.

>> Bidders Conference Slides LINK (PDF download)

>>Bidders Conference & Question Answer Summary LINK (PDF download)
This document is used by a State of Maine Department when issuing a Bidders’ Conference and Q&A Summary stating the official response to questions both received at the Bidders Conference and those submitted.

>> Amendment #1.  LINK

>> Amendment #2. LINK

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RFP # 202102023 - Maine Rural State AmeriCorps Grants
Submission deadline: April 20, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. [new]

Volunteer Maine, the Commission for Community Service, is seeking proposals for small AmeriCorps programs under the Maine Rural State AmeriCorps grant competition. Programs must be designed to enroll between two and five full-time AmeriCorps members during each of the grant’s 3 budget periods. Each AmeriCorps member service plan must require full-time service (40 hours/week) and all must serve within the applicant organization.

A copy of the RFP, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the following website: https://www.maine.gov/dafs/bbm/procurementservices/vendors/grants and athrough this LINK TO RFP DOC (docx).>

The Bidders Conference will take place virtually and be split into two parts. Part A will occur on March 17, 2021 from 8:30 am – 12 pm (repeat time same day at 1pm) and Part B will occur on March 24, 2021 from 8:30 am – 12 pm (repeat time same day at 1pm). Proposals will only be accepted from applicants who attend both parts. To access participation details,

Proposals must be submitted electronically as directed in the RFP. Both the proposal sections using the federal eGrants system and additional documents emailed to the Division of Procurement Services (Proposals@maine.gov) must be submitted April 20, 2021, no later than 11:59 a.m., local time.

Proposals will be opened at the Burton M. Cross Office Building, 111 Sewall Street - 4th Floor, Augusta, Maine the following business day. Proposals not submitted through eGrants and the Division of Procurement Services’ aforementioned email address by the deadline will not be considered for contract award.

>>Bidders Conference & Question Answer Summary  LINK (DOCX Download)   
This document is used by a State of Maine Department when issuing a Bidders’ Conference and Q&A Summary stating the official response to questions both received at the Bidders Conference and those submitted.

>> Amendment #1.  LINK

>> Amendment #2. LINK

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Maine Volunteer Generation Fund Initiative

There is no active competition at this time. 

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Direct Grants from AmeriCorps

To view information on funding competitions underway or archived announcements, Go to AmeriCorps Current Funding Opportunities.

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AmeriCorps Seniors

To find an AmeriCorps Seniors service opportunity near you, visit the AmeriCorps Seniors Pathfinder. Access more info on the AmeriCorps federal website here.