Volunteer Generation Fund Grant


AmeriCorps Announces Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Competition to Strengthen Nonprofit and Service Organizations


AmeriCorps has announced the FY 2023 Volunteer Generation Fund Notice of Funding Opportunity.

 Applications are due Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
This year’s NOFO highlights a priority for “Programs that expand, launch, or improve high-impact tutoring, mentoring and other school-based or out of school time programs which will help students succeed academically and support their mental health and overall wellbeing, in line with the National Partnership for Student Success.”

If your organization is seeking to engage more volunteers in the coming year, the Volunteer Generation Fund may be a great funding resource for you. Details on this funding opportunity are available on the AmeriCorps website,  and AmeriCorps will be hosting an informational webinar, Tuesday April 4 at 3p ET  on this opportunity.

Schools, nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based or community organizations are all eligible to apply.





Activities & Resources for Programs – May

Activities & Resources for Programs – May

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The South Dakota Afterschool Network works to better our state and its communities by connecting providers, parents and policymakers with proven tools and resources to increase the quality of and access to out-of-school time programming for K-12 children and youth.

Afterschool is a lifeline that keeps youth safe, helps kids learn and grow, and provides parents the ability to work without worry. While South Dakota is home to more than 300 afterschool programs, the demand for programs exceeds available spaces. In fact, 1 in 3 South Dakota children (34 percent) who are not in an afterschool program would be enrolled if it were available. That’s more than 42,000 children who are missing out on opportunities to participate in programming that supports their development academically, socially and economically.

Afterschool can provide valuable opportunities for students to explore STEM, and we are here to help your program succeed in STEM Learning! From webinars and trainings to our signature TMC Trailers that bring turnkey STEM activities to your doorstep, our diverse collection of resources meets you and your students where you are and provides the support you need to deliver quality programming to your students at any age. 

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