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Serve Colorado Now Accepting AmeriCorps Planning Grant Applications

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DENVER - Monday, April 15, 2019 - Serve Colorado is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 AmeriCorps state planning grant funding in support of community partnerships that will engage AmeriCorps members to meet state and local challenges through service and volunteer action.

"Serve Colorado is committed to helping communities with the power and talent of AmeriCorps members," said Antonio Mendez, Executive Director of Serve Colorado. "This new round of federal planning grant funding will allow organizations to create new and innovative AmeriCorps programs to address challenges within their communities."

AmeriCorps planning grants provide funding to design and develop new AmeriCorps programs that can address community problems and demonstrate significant impacts. A one-year planning grant can support staffing costs, travel, materials, and other costs necessary to conduct a community needs assessment, bring together community partners to help design appropriate service activities to address community needs identified, develop financial plans to support cost share, and develop high-quality plans for managing program implementation.

Applications are due to Serve Colorado on May 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm MT.

For more information, please visit and click the "2019-20 Planning Grant Request for Applications" link under "Funding Opportunities."