Serve Idaho Announces $375,000 Funding for AmeriCorps Planning Grants

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible to apply for federal funding through Serve Idaho, the Commission of governor on service and volunteerism.

Up to five organizations will receive funding of up to $75,000 each for planning grants to explore the feasibility of operating an AmeriCorps program. These funds give time and financial resources to organizations to determine how an AmeriCorps program and its members might help solve community problems. Priority will be given to organizations focused on education, housing and serving rural communities, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

Interested organizations must file a notice of intent to apply for a grant by 4 p.m. MDT on August 15. The Intent to Apply form can be found HERE. A mandatory technical support call will take place on August 16 at 10:00 MT.

The deadline to submit the grant application is August 26 at 5:00 p.m. MDT.

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