Grants and National Service Resources


americorps state

AmeriCorps State grants are awarded by ServeRI to eligible organizations to recruit, train and manage AmeriCorps members to serve directly children, families, and communities in Rhode Island. ServeRI publishes a Request For Proposals each year (August/September) that identifies funding priorities and provides application instructions. Local government agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations interested in starting a new AmeriCorps program are encouraged to visit the Program Development page and resources listed below.

Request for proposals

2020 ServeRI Request for Proposals


October 1, 2019 Webinar/Bidders’ Conference
October 8, 2019 Intent to Apply Deadline
November 15, 2019 Application Deadline


americorps multi-state / national

Applicants seeking to operate an AmeriCorps program in multiple states apply directly to the Corporation for National and Community Service. ServeRI participates along with 45 other service commissions in an online format developed by America's Service Commissions for multi-state applicants (National Directs) to initiate their consultation with state service commissions.

Why Consultation? 
As part of the Serve America Act, National Direct Consultation was established to help increase collaboration and coordination among national service programs, which in turn supports the efficient use of national service funds in each state.Consultation is a requirement outlined in the FY18 AmeriCorps NOFO for new, recompete and continuation applicants. State service commissions use the information provided through the National Direct Consultation process to provide input to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on funding decisions that may impact their state, as well as provide feedback/recommendations to the National Direct applicant. 

request for proposals

AmeriCorps National NOFO Site


November 30, 2019
Rhode Island consultation deadline


americorps vista

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that works to eliminate poverty and is one of the three main AmeriCorps programs in addition to AmeriCorps State and National and AmeriCorps NCCC. The program brings together passionate, dedicated people age 18 and older, to make a 12 month commitment, and serve full-time in a non-profit organization or public service agency that is working to eradicate poverty. Organizations can apply to become a host site in an existing AmeriCorps VISTA project or they can directly sponsor their own VISTA project.

Learn more about life as a VISTA Member or on how to sponsor a VISTA Member. The VISTA Campus is also an excellent resource to learn more about VISTA and how to get involved.

ServeRI has no direct oversight of VISTA projects, which are managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

request for proposals

FY20 Request for Concept Papers

Key dates

Quarterly Concept Paper Deadlines
September 5, 2019
December 5, 2019
March 3, 2020
June 2, 2020


americorps NCCC

The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is a full-time residential program for men and women, ages 18-24, which strengthens communities while developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Organizations may apply to host a team of AmeriCorps NCCC members to provide intensive, short term service on projects in the areas of disaster services, environment, infrastructure improvement, energy conservation and urban and rural development. Projects are normally six to eight weeks in duration but will vary depending on the requirements of the project. Organizations must be capable of utilizing at least one full team of eight to twelve members effectively and support their housing and meals. Rhode Island is currently served by the Southern Region Campus in Mississippi.

Nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government entities (federal, state, and local), public schools and universities, and Native American Tribal Councils are eligible to apply for an AmeriCorps NCCC Team. To apply, first a Project Concept Form must be submitted to the Assistant Program Director (APD) for your state. You will be notified about two weeks after the due date whether you have been selected to complete the full Project Application. For more information, please contact:

NCCC Southern Region
2715 Confederate Avenue
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Tel: 601-630-4040

Request for proposals

NCCC Request for Proposals
Project Concept Form
NCCC Service Project Application Instructions


Concept Paper Deadlines
September 17, 2019
October 8, 2019