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Serve Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Commission for National and Community Service, announces the availability of AmeriCorps State funds to be awarded to New or Re-competing AmeriCorps applicants through a state competition for the 2018-2019 grant cycle. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train and manage AmeriCorps members who address unmet community needs.

Read the AmeriCorps Rhode Island RFP by clicking here.

See all deadlines and requirements by clicking the button below.

Important Dates: 

Required Intent to Apply Deadline: October 2, 2017

Pre-Application Deadline: November 6, 2017

RFP Information Session: 

September 19th from 9:00am-10:30am. Please RSVP to aforget@serverhodeisland.org for additional information. 

Mayor's Day of Recognition

Last month on April 4th, over 4,500 Mayors and County Officials recognized and supported National Service programs across the country. Mayors from Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket recognized those National Service members in their communities for their hard work and dedication. Click through some pictures from the day below or Congratulate these volunteers on Facebook by clicking here!

National Service Impact

On Monday, March 27th, Senator Whitehouse, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Providence Schools Superintendent Chris Maher, Serve Rhode Island and RI AmeriCorps programs met at Roger Williams Middle School to discuss the state of AmeriCorps and the importance of national service for education.

If the national AmeriCorps budget is eliminated under the President's proposed federal budget, Rhode Island will lose more than $5 million and 3,000 students will not receive attendance, reading, and math support.  AmeriCorps in Rhode Island is part of a national network that involves more than 80,000 Americans each year in service projects in education, the environment, public safety and other areas.

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