Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)
AmeriCorps Induction Ceremony: Sept. 11
Kentucky AmeriCorps members will pledge to "get things done" during the Salute to our Heroes event starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville. RSVP or learn more.
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 (KCCVS) in the 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.
Governor's Service Awards
Gov. Bevin, Lt. Gov. Hampton, and Sec. Glisson Honor State’s Volunteers
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Learn more about the Governor's Service Awards.
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.
Information about the 2017-18 Kentucky AmeriCorps programs coming soon. Learn more about the current programs.
Read "Kentucky AmeriCorps Getting Things Done for the Commonwealth" commentary by Joe Bringardner, KCCVS Executive Director.
AmeriCorps 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.
If you are interested in being a project sponsor for a NCCC team in Kentucky, please contact Stephanie Gittinger, (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 or Keshia Swan.
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