AmeriCorps State Program grants

Posted by on February 13, 2004

Please allow me to alert you to a national service grant opportunity, and encourage you to consider it for your organization. If for whatever reason you do not feel that this meets your needs at this time, please feel free to pass this information on to local non-profit organizations that you think may be interested in, and capable of, operating an AmeriCorps program.

PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service has issued a request for applications (RFA#-2004-ACS-1) for AmeriCorps State Program grants. Consistent with PennSERVE’s mission, the funding is designed to help organizations strengthen Commonwealth communities by implementing innovative service programs that address a compelling community need through the use of volunteer participants. According to the 2004 AmeriCorps guidelines, "local needs drive AmeriCorps," and it is for that reason that you are in a unique position to contribute to this endeavor.

PennSERVE promotes a bipartisan commitment at the state level in support of a comprehensive system of community service, service learning, and volunteerism. Through grants, training and technical assistance, strong leadership and policy development, monitoring and evaluation, we seek to encourage and facilitate increased citizen participation and an ethic of service that will improve the quality of life in communities across our Commonwealth.

To access the grant application information, it is only necessary to visit our website at <a href=""></a>. The deadline for submission is March 8, 2004.

We hope that you will carefully consider the role that you can play in meeting the service needs in your community, and the role that PennSERVE can play in supporting your efforts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can answer any questions or provide assistance.


Karen Kaskey
Executive Director
PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service
1306 Labor & Industry Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1971 or 1-866-6-SERVE-U

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