Purpose: AmeriCorps Planning Grants enable organizations to plan a proposed AmeriCorps program and develop (or replicate) systems for successful implementation of an AmeriCorps operational grant application. Organizations use planning grants to become better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the subsequent grant cycle (2023-2024). Planning grants MAY NOT be used for costs associated with writing an AmeriCorps application. Planning grants DO NOT receive/provide AmeriCorps members.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Operational and Financial Management Survey
Applicants are highly encouraged to review the recording of the technical assistance session via ZOOM that took place on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 to review application instructions.
Informational Call Recording
The Commission will make available the following online on-demand courses offered by On3Learn: “Is our Organization a Fit?” Please email AmeriCorps@ksde.org for access code or any other questions.
Summary: Organizational leaders will learn if AmeriCorps is a program you can manage and implement; if AmeriCorps is a fit for your organization and what you are trying to do; and if there are other programs instead that might be a resource.
ONLINE COURSE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The Kansas Volunteer Commission presents five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning sessions intended to provide participants with an introduction to DEI concepts and vocabulary. The course developed by Dr. Bongi Wenyika, addresses the following topics: History, Immigration, Assumptions and Myths About What is American; Definition, Dimension and Types of Diversity; Dynamics of Inequality; Understanding Disability by Challenging Ableism Through Inclusive Practices; Raising Awareness of LGBTQIA Challenges in Communities.
The DEI course will open in Google Classroom on March 29th and participants will have access for one year. This is an on-demand course that participants can progress through at their own pace.
Each learning session in the course will have a pre-recorded video and a workbook in Google Classroom. The workbooks will contain: activities to be completed while following along with each video; homework and reflective activities to help participants think about what they have learned; resource lists for further learning around each topic.
In addition, the Google Classroom will have a general DEI resource library with resources that are not specific to the course but are relevant to DEI work and learning.
The cost for the entire five-part DEI course is $25. Once registered, invoices will be sent the Friday following the registration date. Invoices must be paid before access to the course will be granted. Credit cards are not accepted. Scholarships are available upon request.
If you have questions, please email Meg Pearson at email@example.com.