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Grants Opportunities

FY 2018-2019 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Notice Of Funding Opportunity

Contingent upon the receipt of federal funding, Volunteer Florida is pleased to announce the availability of 2017-2018 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding. Proposals are due Tuesday August 7, 2018.

Volunteer Florida’s VGF program helps organizations to more effectively recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. Skills-based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that expands the impact of community organizations by engaging professionals from all industries, matching their experience, talents and education with the needs of nonprofits.

VGF is open to public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; or Indian Tribes. The FY 2017-2018 VGF program is intended to build capacity that will result in sustainable skills-based volunteer programs. As such, organizations receiving VGF program funds for three (3) years are not eligible for FY 2018-2019 VGF funding.

To Submit a Proposal

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund RFP here.

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund budget form here.

Download the Volunteer Generation Fund sample budget form here.

Volunteer Florida requires that proposals be submitted through an on-line system called MicroEdge that can be found here.

Download step-by-step MicroEdge screen shots here.

Proposals must be submitted through the MicroEdge system no later than Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00pm EDT. Proposals submitted after this deadline or by any other means will not be considered for funding.

Technical Assistance Conference Call

Volunteer Florida will host a technical assistance conference call for the Volunteer Generation Fund FY 2018-2019 funding opportunity. The technical assistance call is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT via GoToMeeting.

Click here to join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Individuals may also join the meeting by phone using one of the following call-in numbers:

United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679

United States: +1 (646) 749-3117

Access Code: 869-352-173

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions should be submitted to VGF@volunteerflorida.org.

Federal Grants

Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.


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