Volunteer Generation Fund FY13

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Fri, 08/09/2013
CFDA number: 
Contact Information
(202) 606-7508
The Volunteer Generation Fund is designed to retain and increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across America. The Volunteer Generation Fund grants will be used to develop and/or support community-based entities to recruit, manage, and support volunteers.  The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to effectively use volunteers to solve problems. Specifically, the Volunteer Generation Fund grants will support efforts that expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit, manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high quality volunteer assignments.
Programs funded through the Volunteer Generation Fund will establish outcomes to measure the number of both new and retained volunteers managed and supported by grant funds and the types and amounts of activities carried out by volunteers.
This competition is open to current Volunteer Generation Fund grantees only. Awards under this Notice will be made to eligible organizations on a competitive basis.
Publication of this Notice does not Obligate CNCS to award any specific number of grants or to obligate the entire amount of funding available.


Funding Available

In FY 2013 there is approximately $3.7 million available for the Volunteer Generation Fund. CNCS expects to award one-year grants of approximately $100,000 or more under this Notice. We anticipate announcing the results of this competition in early September.


Notice of Intent to Apply

If you intend to apply, please send an e-mail to volunteergeneration@cns.gov (with SUBJECT: Notice of Intent to Apply) by July 24, 2013. The Notice of Intent to Apply should include the name of the applicant organization, address, contact person, e-mail address, and phone number. Providing an e-mail address will also allow CNCS to contact applicants directly if application materials are updated.



Applications are due August 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must arrive at CNCS by the deadline in order to be considered.


To Apply

Applicants must review the Notice of Federal Funding Availability (below) to fully understand the application requirements.
Applicants must apply using eGrants, our web-based application system. Click here to access eGrants.


Available Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions will be compiled and regularly updated. You will find the link to the questions here when they are available.
Technical Assistance Information
CNCS hosted two conference calls (one hour each in length) for potential grant applicants. Calls were conducted in a standard format with a brief overview and a question and answer session. The calls were recorded, and you can access the replays below. If you have any additional questions, please send them to volunteergeneration@cns.gov
Calls for Eligible Applicants
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