AmeriCorps NCCC Request for Project Proposals

AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest Region is requesting proposals for team-based, community service projects in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, focusing on five main program areas: Natural and Other Disasters, Infrastructure Improvement, Environmental Stewardship and Conservation, Energy Conservation, and Urban and Rural Development. Teams are available to support community and faith-based organizations, nonprofits, schools, local municipalities, federal and state entities, and Indian tribes; projects typically last 7-13 weeks.
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AmeriCorps Arkansas Funding

The Arkansas Department of Human Services Office of Communications and Community Engagement, the Arkansas Service Commission and the Corporation for National and Community Service are pleased to announce the availability of federal funds to support AmeriCorps programs in Arkansas for the 2017-2018 program year. *Application are due September of each year.

Funds provided through Arkansas AmeriCorps support members who provide direct service to individuals and groups in their communities through eligible organizations.


Download Important Documents:

Arkansas State Service Plan 2016-2019

Arkansas Application Package 2017-2018

Arkansas Concept Paper 2017-2018

Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Key AmeriCorps Grant Terminology and Concepts

Introduction to AmeriCorps Members


About the Arkansas Service Commission

State Service Commissions are vital links in the chain that translate national service dollars and initiatives into local results. In addition to overseeing the annual grant competition that awards funding to AmeriCorps State and other community service programs, State Service Commissions determine social needs in their states, set policy and program priorities, ensure funds are used effectively, provide training and assistance, support national days of service, and promote service and volunteering.

The Arkansas Service Commission is housed in the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Office Of Communications and Community Engagement. With support from the Governor's Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism, the Arkansas Service Commission administers 12 Arkansas AmeriCorps Programs that train and engage AmeriCorps Members with local nonprofits, public schools, and community-based programs to address critical needs throughout our state. 

Arkansas Service Commission Staff

Will Roark, Administrator | 501-320-6137

Marilyn Henderson, Program Officer | 501-320-6451

Kathy Gattinger, Program Officer | 501-320-3961

Kimberly Reed, Program Officer | 501-320-6037