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Application and technical assistance webinar

Volunteer Tennessee hosted a webinar to introduce potential applicants to Volunteer Tennessee and to go into detail about the Notices below.  A recording of the webinar is available here.  Volunteer Tennessee strongly encourages new and re-competing applicants to view the webinar. 

Questions about both opportunities may be directed to Volunteer.Tennessee@tn.gov.

2020 Volunteer Center Grants

Volunteer Center Grants allow Volunteer Centers to assist Volunteer Tennessee in carrying out responsibilities outlined in the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.  Primary duties include implementation of the state service plan, national service grant administration systems, recruitment of volunteers for national and community service, and the development of projects, training and technical assistance for national and community service.  Volunteer Tennessee seeks applications from Volunteer Centers to carry out these responsibilities in local communities in Tennessee. Volunteer Centers are defined as an official volunteer center registered with the Points of Light Institute/HandsOn Network, a United Way volunteer center or other non-profit organization that can clearly demonstrate that it performs the functions of a Volunteer Center at the city or county level.

Applications are due Monday, September 16, 2019 by 3:00 p.m. CDT.

Materials for the Volunteer Center funding application:

·        2020 Volunteer Center Notice of Funding Availability and Application Instructions

·        Volunteer Center Title Page*

·        Budget Form with Detail*

·        Performance Measure Worksheet*

·        Assurances and Certifications*

·        Financial Management Survey*

·        Appendix 1 - Tennessee 2019-21 State Service Plan

·        Appendix 2 - 2019-2020 Tennessee AmeriCorps Program Descriptions

·        Appendix 3 – Volunteer Center Performance Measure Instructions

*These items must be completed and submitted along with the Program Narrative as part of the application submission.

2020 Youth Civic Engagement Grants

Youth Civic Engagement Grants are designed to involve young people between the ages of five and seventeen in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs in areas such as the environment, education, healthy futures, disaster services, and other unmet needs.  Volunteer Tennessee seeks applications from organizations that will use service-learning to carry out these responsibilities in local communities in Tennessee.

Applications are due Monday, September 16, 2019 by 3:00 p.m. CDT

Materials for the Youth Civic Engagement funding application:

·        2020 Youth Civic Engagement Notice of Funding Availability and Application Instructions

·        Youth Civic Engagement Title Page*

·        Budget Form with Detail*

·        Performance Measure Worksheet*

·        Assurances and Certifications*

·        Financial Management Survey*

·        Appendix 1 - Tennessee 2019-21 State Service Plan

·        Appendix 2 - 2019-2020 Tennessee AmeriCorps Program Descriptions

·        Appendix 3 – K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice

·        Appendix 4 – Youth Civic Engagement Performance Measure Instructions

*These items must be completed and submitted along with the Program Narrative as part of the application submission.

Questions about both opportunities may be directed to Volunteer.Tennessee@tn.gov.

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