AmeriCorps Arkansas Funding Opportunities

Please submit all funding questions to:


2019 Key Dates

October/November 2018
General workshops for organizations interested in learning about AmeriCorps. Workshops will be held in Jonesboro and Little Rock. To register, go to:


November 30, 2018 (4:00PM)
Concept Paper due


February 20, 2019 (4:00PM)
Applications due


June 2019
Notification that funding has been approved


September/October 2019
AmeriCorps program year begins


Download Important Documents

Arkansas Specfic Documents:

Arkansas State Service Plan 2016-2019

Decision Tree 

AmeriCorps Budget Worksheet

AmeriCorps Arkansas Application 2019-2020

AmeriCorps AR Concept Paper 2019-2020


Useful Documents for Understanding and Planning for AmeriCorps Programs:

Key Concepts of Financial and Grants Management eCourse 

Online Federal Financial Management Course Certification

Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Key AmeriCorps Grant Terminology and Concepts

AmeriCorps Program Management and Design

Introduction to AmeriCorps Members



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 | 501-320-6137

Kathy Gattinger, Program Officer | 501-320-3961

Kimberly Reed, Program Officer | 501-320-6037

Jamal Williams, Program Officer | 501-320-6456

AmeriCorps NCCC Requests For Proposals

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
  • Schools