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2018 Governor's Service Awards

The Governor’s Service Awards program is administered by KCCVS in partnership with the Office of the Governor to highlight the importance of volunteer and national service across the commonwealth.

Nominate an outstanding volunteer, group or business in Kentucky today. Nominations are due Jan. 22, 2018. Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Volunteer Service
  • Group Service
  • Business Service
  • National Service
  • Lifetime Achievement

Nomination Form and Criteria

Online Nomination Form

Nomination Scoring Form

Learn more about the awards program.

2018 Kentucky AmeriCorps Grants

The federal Notice of Funding Opportunity for AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2018 has been released by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

State service commissions, like the KCCVS, have their own requests for proposals (RFP) and training/technical assistance schedule. Kentucky's RFP was released in October 2017 and related documents are posted on the AmeriCorps Grant Information webpage. Competitive grant applications were due Nov. 14, 2017. The formula grant process will open in spring 2018. Send an email to be included on the grant information distribution list.

Learn about the 2017 Kentucky AmeriCorps programs.

2017 Kentucky AmeriCorps Swearing-in Ceremony

In partnership with Service for Peace, Kentucky AmeriCorps members pledged to get things done during the 9/11 Salute to our Heroes event at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville. Check out the to the press release from Gov. Bevin’s office and the WDRB news story.

Nearly 400 AmeriCorps members participated in service projects in downtown Louisville with Brightside, and attended the annual training event. Check out photos on Facebook.

Kentucky Receives $6.5 Million in Service Grants

Federal funding will help meet critical state and local needs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2017) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced today that Kentucky has received more than $6.5 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 23 programs with more than 800 total members. Most of the programs were funded through an annual grant competition by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages Americans of all ages in service. The remaining programs are funded through formula grant funds that are allocated to Kentucky by CNCS based on state population.

AmeriCorps is a national service program administered by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service in CHFS. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. Members serve faith-based and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, local government entities and state agencies.

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Did you know?

Since AmeriCorps began in 1994, more than 11,000 Kentuckians have served more than 17 million hours and have received education awards totaling more than $40.8 million.

Read Kentucky AmeriCorps Getting Things Done for the Commonwealth commentary by Joe Bringardner, KCCVS Executive Director.

AmeriCorps Alums

AmeriCorps Alums logoAmeriCorps Alums, the only nonprofit network for alumni from all AmeriCorps programs, believes national service is the leadership pipeline for the 21st century.

Learn more about Kentucky AmeriCorps Alums.

AmeriCorps NCCC

If you are interested in being a project sponsor for a NCCC team in Kentucky, please contact Stephanie Chan at (601) 630-4068. Learn more about AmeriCorps NCCC.

Senior Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA

If you are interested in learning more about Senior Corps and VISTA projects in Kentucky, contact the CNCS State Office at (502) 582-6385.

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Last Updated 1/11/2018