Got a big project in 2020? Request an AmeriCorps NCCC Team! We get things done.
AmeriCorps NCCC is accepting concept forms/RFPs for Round 3: January 8- February 18. See the attached program information regarding our Project Concept Form deadline, September 17th.Please note: We are extremely interested in working in Connecticut. We currently received very few applications of around Veterans from this state, therefore any interested projects from this state would stand a better-than-usual chance of receiving a team!
What could a team of 8 dedicated volunteers do for you?
Think back to the most productive volunteer days that you have ever hosted. Now imagine that much work getting done EVERY DAY for weeks on end! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) deploys teams across the United States for high-impact service projects, and we’re looking for non-profits, faith based organizations, government entities, public schools and Native American Tribal Councils interested in hosting a team between January 8 – February 18 (preferably indoor work due to winter season).
This is a chance to not only perform critical service, but to introduce our diverse 18- to 24-year-old members to your agency’s mission – and perhaps spark their interest in non-profit, government and public sector careers.
If you are interested in hosting an NCCC team between January 8 – February 18 (known as Round 3), please submit the attached Project Concept Form by Tuesday, September 17.
There is no cost for sponsoring (hosting) an NCCC team. However, sponsors must provide: 1) lodging for the team (camping is acceptable, time and weather dependent), 2) training on the specific skills needed, 3) a supervisor to serve alongside the team at least 20 hours a week, and 4) project tools and supplies. Note that lodging with an outside partner (nearby summer camp, state park, retreat center, church, etc.) is acceptable. The team could potentially serve at that location for a portion of the project to reduce or eliminate any costs, as long as the organization is an eligible nonprofit or government entity and the service is meaningful.
I have included the following attachments to assist you:
- Southern Region Request for Proposals (RFP): outlines project dates and Concept Form/Application due dates and submission procedures, and obligations of project sponsors
- Project Concept Form: first step in the application process (email it to the Assistant Program Director for your state, listed in the RFP)
- Instructions for completing the Project Concept Form
For more information about AmeriCorps NCCC and/or questions about this process, please contact me anytime. We are very excited about helping you develop compelling projects in your community that will leave a lasting mark.
Thank you very much.
Assistant Program Director | AmeriCorps NCCC
O: (601) 630-4071 M: (202) 355-2014
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