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2015 AmeriCorps Conference Draws 146 to Waterville

americorps mascots rosie and companionEach year representatives of every AmeriCorps program serving Maine communities plan an educational event. Presenters are AmeriCorps members who share skills, successful service approaches, and techniques to overcome challenges.


The 2015 conference took place at Thomas College and drew 146 National Service participants together. Congratulations to the planners for delivering a successful event! Use the link below to vies photos of networking and key plenaries.

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AmeriCorps Grant Competitions Open

The Commission has opened two AmeriCorps grant competitions.


The first, AmeriCorps State Formula grants, is the triennial competition for funding of programs that engage at least 10 AmeriCorps members in at least 17,000 hours of service each year for 3 years. For more details use this link to reach RFP 201502030 for AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Competition.


The second is a new opportunity for organizations that have never had AmeriCorps grants, the Maine Rural AmeriCorps program grants. This grant program awards only 2 AmeriCorps positions with related funding and combines direct service of AmeriCorps members with organizatonal capacity building. For more details use this link to reach RFP 201502031 for Maine Rural AmeriCorps.

Submision deadline for both competitions is 2pm on May 6, 2015.

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VISTA 50th Anniversary Kicks Off

vista 50th anniversary logoAmeriCorps VISTA kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration recently. In Maine, we calculate there are at least 1,000 former VISTA members around. Come to a virtual reunion!


Follow this link to our FB site and share when you served, what you did, and a memory of that time. OR, post on your own page using #MaineVISTAReunion. 

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