03/22/11 — Public meeting on grant money April 1

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Public meeting on grant money April 1

By From staff reports
Published in News on March 22, 2011 1:46 PM

The Corporation for National and Community Service will discuss funding available for local non-profits and government agencies

To provide on-going support for Wayne County RSVP, the Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of grant funds to continue the program that Wayne Community College has operated for the past six years.

"This is an excellent opportunity for local non-profits and government agencies," program Director Betty Platt said. "RSVP volunteers have so much experience and talent to give in meeting the needs of Wayne County's communities."

Pursuant to CNCS policy, the North Carolina State Office is issuing a Notice of Funding Availability to select a new sponsoring organization to take over program operations on July 1. About $41,902 per year is available to support the RSVP program.

A public meeting for potential applicants is scheduled for Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m.

Information about the program and the application process will be provided during a tele-conference and webinar. Participation in this meeting is optional, however, all pertinent information will be shared and there will be time for questions.

Information about the teleconference and application packages may be requested from CNCS at NC@cns.gov or at 919-856-4733. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 6.

The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. The Corporation is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. Through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, CNCS provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to address critical community needs. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.