Campus Compact is pleased to release the Request for Host Site Proposals for the 2020-2021 AmeriCorps VISTA program. This RFP is for member campuses in the states of CT, IL, KS, MA, MI, NE, RI, SD, VA and WI.
Campus Compact member campuses from the states listed above are eligible to apply under this program as well as school and non-profit organizations that partner with one or more Campus Compact member campuses. Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA members are leveraged to build the capacity of higher education institutions and their partners to contribute to programs and organizations focused on improving the lives of individuals who live in poverty.
Host site applications must address one of the following focus areas:
- Education: school readiness, k-12 success, college access & success, STEM, and/or career & Technical Education
- Economic Opportunity: employment/ workforce development, and/or bridging the digital divide
- Healthy Futures: food security and opioid addiction prevention/recovery, and/or access to healthcare
Veterans and Military Families: education, economic opportunity, and/or healthy futures
Applications are due January 15, 2020 and the 2020-2021 cohort of VISTAs will begin on July 20, 2020 (Northeast) and August 3, 2020 (Midwest).
Campus Compact is an intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA sponsor through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). For the 2020-21 program year, Campus Compact anticipates 70 AmeriCorps VISTA members. The application process is competitive and awards under the Campus Compact VISTA program are subject to appropriations and approval from the Corporation for National and Community Service.