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 Climate Corps

Request for Applications (RFA) # 202208128
Maine Climate Corps Grants

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Volunteer Maine, the Maine Commission for Community Service, is accepting applications for a pilot Climate Corps program focused on Energy Efficiency and Home Energy Management and Conservation. 

Eligible applicants are Maine public or private non-profits, State/county/local units of government, higher education institutions, faith-based organizations, labor organizations, federally recognized Tribes, and regional organizations that will support members entirely within Maine may apply. 

This grant awards two types of resources to address the local need: funding for member benefits and funds for program administrator staff. Up to $81,310 is available for program leadership position(s) and $120,000 for Climate Corps members' benefits. Volunteer Maine anticipates making one award as a result of the RFA process but retains the right to make multiple awards, or none, whichever is in the best interests of the State, as a result of this RFA process.

While there is no formal requirement for additional cost-share, nor documentation on cost-share expenses, local cash and in-kind resources may be necessary to cover the full implementation of the program, including costs such as materials, supplies, tools, and other resources to execute the service activity.

There will be a virtual information session on August 26, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. local time to answer questions about the Maine Climate Corps grant application. Use this link to access the webinar: Info session webinar link.

The session will be recorded and posted with this grant announcement on the Division of Procurement Services grant page.

A copy of the RFA, as well as the Question & Answer Summary and all amendments related to this RFA, can be obtained by using the link below.

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The RFA and Q&A can also be obtained on the Division of Procurement Services Grant RFPs (Requests for Proposals) and RFA page -- access Division of Procurement Services RFP/RFA page.

Proposals must be submitted electronically as directed in the RFA. All documents must be submitted to the Division of Procurement Services (Proposals@maine.gov) on September 23, 2022 no later than 11:59 p.m., local time.

Proposals will be opened the following business day. Proposals not submitted through the Division of Procurement Services' aforementioned email address by the aforementioned deadline will not be considered for contract award.

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Maine AmeriCorps

There is no active competition at this time. 

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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

AmeriCorps NCCC North Central Region 2021-2022 Request for Applications

Who Can Receive a Team?

Nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government entities (federal, state and local), public schools and universities, and Native American Tribal Councils.

What Can Teams Do?

  • NCCC teams work on a variety of projects, each lasting up to the length of the round. Service areas include:
  • Disaster Mitigation, Response & Recovery
  • Urban and Rural Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Energy Conservation
  • Infrastructure Improvement

PLEASE NOTE: Due dates vary

For more information, use the following link to access a brochure -- view brochure.

For specific information on the application process, use the link to access an info sheet -- view application info.

Federal contact for next steps: 

Alana Svensen Hults, Assistant Program Director
202-409-6797
asvensen@cns.gov

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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.