AmeriCorps Arkansas Funding Opportunities
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About the Governor's Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism
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 14 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, AmeriCorps Director
Will.Roark@dhs.arkansas.gov | 501-320-6137
Kathy Gattinger, Program Officer
Kathy.Gattinger@dhs.arkansas.gov | 501-320-3961
Kimberly Reed, Program Officer
Kimberly.Reed@dhs.arkansas.gov | 501-320-6037
Jamal Williams, Program Officer
Jamal.Williams@dhs.arkansas.gov | 501-320-6456
Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Members mentor students, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, respond to natural disasters, clean up streams, help communities develop emergency plans, and address countless other local needs.
Sponsoring organizations request the assistance of AmeriCorps NCCC teams by submitting a Concept Form and Project Application to the regional campus that covers that organization’s state. The campuses provide assistance in completing the application, developing a work plan, and preparing the project sponsor for the arrival of the AmeriCorps NCCC team. Application instructions and information can be found here. Specific information for the 2018-2019 Southwest Region can be found here.
Who can apply:
- Non-profits—secular and faith based
- Local municipalities
- State governments
- Federal government
- National or state parks
- Indian tribes