AmeriCorps VISTA

New Opportunity: AmeriCorps VISTA Campus Recruitment, Applications Due Aug. 26

Posted on August 6, 2019

Calling all two- and four-year colleges and universities! AmeriCorps VISTA is excited to announce a new opportunity to promote AmeriCorps service on college and university campuses around the country. If you value volunteering and service, have at least 5,000 students enrolled, and are interested in helping connect your student body to career building opportunities through AmeriCorps, this may be for you.

Submit an application to partner with AmeriCorps VISTA and, if selected, VISTA will provide your campus funding for a part-time recruiter position dedicated to raising awareness of AmeriCorps VISTA and other national service opportunities. Recruiters will ideally be a current student/AmeriCorps alumnus from your school that is passionate about service.

AmeriCorps VISTA intends to award approximately nine cooperative agreements to promote national service on college campuses. By developing strong relationships with higher education institutions, AmeriCorps VISTA aims to increase students’ interest in national service opportunities that exist on campuses and in the surrounding communities.

Applications are due on Monday, August, 26, and the official Notice of Funding Opportunity released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) can be found here.

Apply for Funding

Eligible Applicants:

The following entities, including those that are current CNCS grantees, are eligible to apply: Institutions of higher education (2 CFR §200.55), both four-year and two-year, with at least 5,000 undergraduate students. 

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET.

Successful applicants will be notified in September 2019.  

Funding Priorities:

The VISTA Campus Recruitment Support NOFO priorities include a meaningful representation of:

  • geographic diversity, both rural and urban
  • rural communities
  • two-year and four-year higher education institutions

Technical Assistance:

CNCS will host a technical assistance call to answer questions about this funding opportunity. CNCS strongly encourages all interested applicants to participate in the call.

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Registration: Click here to register.


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