Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants

Now Accepting Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) - Apply Here!

Application Close Date: April 27, 2020

AmeriCorps is a federally funded network of national service programs working to strengthen communities in each state. The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is responsible for distributing approximately $10 Million in federal funds for AmeriCorps programming each year. Public and private sector organizations that address one or more of the issues identified by GOYFF as high priority can apply for these funds. Grants are then awarded through a formal application process called a Request for Grant Application.

In Arizona, programs that receive this funding address critical community needs such as preventing opioid misuse, reducing the trauma of domestic violence, easing the strain of prisoner re-entry, increasing academic achievement, decreasing homelessness, sustaining national trails and parks, assisting seniors to stay independent, and providing mentoring to Arizona youth in the areas of literacy, continuing education and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM Programs). Over 1,200 individuals become AmeriCorps members in the state of Arizona each year. Members receive a small living stipend and an education award for their term of service.

If you have questions about this program or would like to be connected to grantees who are currently providing prevention and educational programming in your community, please email your name, contact information, location, and requested programming/training to Emily Litchfield, Director of AmeriCorps/Service and Volunteerism. 

Click here to learn more about AmeriCorps in Arizona.

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