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Make an imprint on Nevada with AmeriCorps
by Tribune Staff
Feb 18, 2012 | 553 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Each year Nevada AmeriCorps grantees impact the quality of life in Nevada through national service funding provided through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Nevada received $1,371,819 in AmeriCorps funding for the 2011-2012 program year and is currently opening its Notice of Funding Opportunity for nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government entities or Indian tribes looking to make a positive imprint through development of a national service program in Nevada.

“In 2010-11, Nevada AmeriCorps*State programs recruited and managed more than 19,313 volunteers throughout the state, an economic impact of $8,516,660 worth of community service. We invite new organizations to learn more about how they can become a part of meeting critical needs through national service in Nevada,” said Shawn Lecker-Pomaville, CEO of Nevada Volunteers, the state commission that develops and administers AmeriCorps*State programs in Nevada.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the capacity to administer federal funds; implement a detailed plan of action to address a local unmet need; present strong connections to the community it serves, and have the ability to raise the required cash match, which averages $30,000. Applicants are required to attend an AmeriCorps Application Instructions webinar to apply.

Optional: “Applying for an AmeriCorps Grant 101” for new applicants — March 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. and March 2, 2012 at 9 a.m. (webinar)

Mandatory: AmeriCorps readiness assessment for new applicants (online form)

Mandatory: AmeriCorps Application Instructions Webinar for all applicants (renewing, re-competing, and new)—April 10 at 1 p.m. and April 12 at 9 a.m.

To reserve a place in the webinars please contact Nevada Volunteers at 775-825-1900. More information on the Nevada Volunteers AmeriCorps Notice of Funding can be found at www.nevadavolunteers.org.

All applications must be submitted electronically through eGrants by May 7 at 5 p.m.
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