AmeriCorps VISTA will develop support relationships with higher education institutions to assist in their examination and improvement of efforts to maximize public responsiveness and recognition of AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities within campus communities and, where appropriate, surrounding cities and communities, to increase the number of applicants applying to AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities associated with those communities and environments.

The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps VISTA works to eliminate poverty by recruiting VISTA members who, through their service, develop initiatives that enable people to become self-sufficient and secure.

Sixty-one percent of AmeriCorps VISTA applicants are age 25 or younger. Sixty-six percent of AmeriCorps VISTA applicants have a four-year degree or higher. Two-year and four-year colleges and universities are an underutilized resource for AmeriCorps VISTA with the potential to become key strategic recruitment partners. 

AmeriCorps VISTA intends to award approximately nine cooperative agreements to promote National Service on college and university campuses. This procurement is open to all United States two-year and four-year higher education institutions with at least 5,000 undergraduate students.

Application Deadline

Application Submission Deadline: Applications are due by Monday, August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.



Notice of Funding Opportunity

Application Instructions



Technical Assistance

CNCS recently hosted a technical assistance call to answer questions about this funding opportunity. You can view a replay of the webinar below. If you have questions at any time during the application period, please send an email to

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Further information

CFDA number
94.027-AmeriCorps Vista