VGF grants will be used to develop and/or support community-based entities to recruit, manage, and support volunteers. CNCS seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively to solve problems. Specifically, the VGF grants will support efforts that expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit, manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high quality volunteer assignments.

Applicants that receive funding under this Notice may directly carry out the activities supported under the award, or may carry out the activities by making subgrants to community-based entities, supporting volunteer generation at these entities.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: Applications are due Wednesday, May 6 by 5:00 pm Eastern Time.  Successful applicants will be notified in July 2020.

Funding Announcement and Application Instructions

Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF) 

Application Instructions (PDF)

Budget Application Instructions (PDF)

FY20 VGF Continuation Guidance (PDF)

CNCS VGF Performance Measure Instructions (PDF)

Technical Assistance Information

To Be Determined 

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