2019 AmeriCorps Service Fellowship Pilot Funding Opportunity


Published: November 25, 2019
Updated: January 23, 2020
Application Due Date: January 27, 2020
CFDA Number: 94.006
Contact Information: Funding@cv.ca.gov
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Grant Description
Eligible Applicants
Application Deadline
Application Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Technical Assistance Information

Grant Description

CaliforniaVolunteers (CV), the State Service Commission for California, is now accepting applications for the 2019 AmeriCorps Service Fellowship, a Governor’s initiative administered by CV in partnership with California universities with strong track records in civic engagement.

The purpose of this initiative is to create a new Civic Action Fellowship dedicated to building the next generation of civic leaders by engaging college students in advancing solutions to the major problems of our time, while providing them with a path toward reducing college debt. The Civic Action Fellowship will address three key goals: (1) students who dedicate time to public service will receive financial support to obtain a college degree designed to position them for success in career and in life; (2) ensure a new cohort of California citizens committed to addressing public concerns and a life of public engagement; and (3) address state and local priority challenges by establishing a new model for partnership between the State of California and those universities dedicated to civic engagement.

Eligible Applicants

Participation in this pilot program is open to California public and private nonprofit universities with strong track records in civic engagement. All applicants must have active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at to www.SAM.gov.

Application Deadline

NOTE: The application deadline has been extended.

Applications must be received by Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Both the electronic submission and complete hardcopy application must be received by this deadline. The required electronic submission must be sent via email to Funding@cv.ca.gov. The hardcopy application can be mailed or hand-delivered to the following address:

2019 AmeriCorps Service Fellows Pilot
1400 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions received by email or on the Technical Assistance Webinars will be collected and answered in a Frequently Asked Questions document posted below.