AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
Contact the appropriate state office.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a program that provides resources and staffing for organizations and agencies working to alleviate poverty and address poverty-related problems in local communities.
AmeriCorps VISTA members are placed at sponsoring organizations, and serve for one year at approximately 40 hours per week addressing issues which have been locally identified as community priorities. The project goals and activities are designed to build the sponsor's capacity to serve low-income communities.
- Economic opportunity: Employment, workforce development, housing, eviction prevention, and broadband access in rural and tribal areas
- Education: School readiness; K-12 success; career and technical education; college access and success; remote learning; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs
- Healthy futures: Access to healthcare; food security; COVID-19 response and contact tracing; mental health services; and opioid misuse, prevention, intervention, and recovery
- Veterans and military families: Economic opportunity, education, and opioid prevention/recovery
- Priority populations: Rural communities, Indian country, and areas of concentrated poverty
Additional priority consideration will be given to projects that address racial equity in VISTA priority areas and populations.
Eligible VISTA sponsors include:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Native American Tribes
- State, city, and local government agencies
In FY 2020, AmeriCorps VISTA plans to support approximately 7,600 full-time VISTA members and Summer Associates who will serve with approximately 920 sponsors.
For placed VISTA members, the program provides a modest living allowance depending on the county in which the VISTA serves, travel/relocation costs, health benefits, and childcare benefits if eligible. Members also receive either the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or an end-of-service cash stipend upon successful completion of their full year of service.
Cost sharing by the sponsoring agency is encouraged.
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