FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA Program
Project Host Site Applications Now Available!
Project Host Site Applications for the Florida Campus Compact (FL
|CC) AmeriCorps VISTA Program are now available for new and renewing Project Host Sites for the 2015-2016 program year! Download a Project Host Site Application here. The FL
|CC AmeriCorps VISTA Program provides FL
|CC member institutions and community-based organizations the opportunity to host a full-time VISTA member. Project Host Site Applications are due by 5pm EST on Friday, May 15, 2015.
Timeline for the Application Process
• April 2, 2015 - Project Host Application released. Contact FL
|CC at any time to discuss project ideas.
• April 9, 2015 at 2pm - Technical Assistance Webinar
• April 14, 2015 at 2pm - Technical Assistance Webinar
• April 29, 2015 at 2pm - Technical Assistance Webinar
• May 6, 2015 at 10am - Technical Assistance Webinar (recorded version available after May 6)
• May 15, 2015 - Project Host Site Applications due to FL
|CC by 5pm EST
• May 18, 2015 - Project Host Site Applications are reviewed
• June 8, 2015 - Notification of results. Approved Project Host Sites will receive an award letter, cost-share and sub-grantee commitment documentation, and an invoice.
• July 8, 2015 - Cost-share and sub-grantee commitment documentation due to FL
• July 29-31, 2015 - FL
|CC AmeriCorps VISTA Program In-Service Training (IST)
• September 1, 2015 - Project Participation Fee due to FL
• September 20, 2015 - 2015-2016 grant cycle begins
Participation in a one-hour webinar is a part of the application process for new and renewing sites. Project Host Site Applications submitted by institutions that do not participate may not be considered by FL
|CC for approval. Please complete this survey
to select your preferred Technical Assistance Webinar. FL
|CC will then forward the corresponding WebEx registration information. Note: It is only necessary to participate in one of the webinar sessions offered. Content covered in each webinar will be similar.
Project Host Application Resources
|CC AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Initiative supports VISTA members at Host Sites across Florida. VISTA members are placed with colleges, universities, and community-based organizations to combat poverty through leveraging higher education resources to build the capacity of local non-profit organizations and through recruiting and training college students to provide college access mentoring for youth. FL|CC VISTA members are successfully building bridges between the classrooms and communities by connecting educators, students, and community partners to improve education and address societal needs through campus-community partnerships, applied civic education, and engaged citizenship.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a full-time AmeriCorps Program, with members serving full-time year long terms. While in service, members receive a modest living allowance and are eligible for healthcare benefits, childcare assistance, student loan forbearance and deferment, and one year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job. Following the completion of their service year, members are eligible for an Education Award or a monetary stipend.
Founded as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA
) in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year. The FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA Program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with colleges, universities and community-based organizations. FL|CC provides resources, networking opportunities, and training for AmeriCorps VISTA members and site supervisors. FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA members empower students and leveraging higher education resources to build the capacity of local communities and non-profit organizations. FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA members are successfully building bridges between the classrooms and communities by connecting educators, students, and community partners to improve education and address societal needs through campus-community partnerships, applied civic education, and engaged citizenship. Students are learning from being engaged in meaningful service opportunities that create positive change in communities.
to become an FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA member! Commit one year of your life to serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in a Florida community to promote sustainable change while gaining real world experience to build your resume. Earn benefits like a living allowance, health insurance and an education award to apply towards eligible tuition, student loans, or future graduate studies.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member Forms & Reporting
AmeriCorps VISTA Member Resources
Site Supervisors Resources