Today, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) announced its application process for Americorps’ 2022-2023 service year.
Americorps members provide a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to help meet local community needs including serving “as teachers, environmentalists, mediators, or community leaders through local organizations.” Qualifying organizations include nonprofits, faith-based organizations, state or local government agencies, and institutions of higher education. Upon completion of a service year, members will receive “assistance with post-secondary education or student loan repayment.”
In a press release, GOSV described how Americorps impacts communities:
“AmeriCorps grants create important opportunities for organizations to collaborate with service-minded Marylanders,” said Nicki Fiocco, Director of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. “Each year, we see the meaningful impact that grant funds have on the community as a whole – increasing resources and capacity for organizations; inspiring citizens to serve as AmeriCorps members; and addressing issues important to Marylanders.”
Organizations seeking an Americorps grant must submit “a concept paper by 5 p.m. on October 12, 2021.” Additional information can be found at the following link: http://gosv.maryland.gov/available-funding/