The Division of Community Service & Nonprofit Support (DCSNS) strengthens community resources, volunteerism and national service in Arkansas. We have been offering training, consulting, and information to all Arkansans since 1974 and we are the oldest state office of volunteerism in the nation.
Act 42 of 2011, changed our name from the Division of Volunteerism to the Division of Community Service & Nonprofit Support.
AmeriCorps programs address disaster services, education, clean energy, healthy futures, economic opportunity, disaster preparedness, and veterans and military families, as defined by a local sponsoring organization. AmeriCorps programs recruit and place members in direct service to their community to fulfill these initiatives. Applications will be accepted for grants in the 2014-2015 Arkansas state AmeriCorps competitive and formula funding cycle. Successful applicants will be expected to establish programs and recruit members to serve in programs beginning September 1 or October 1, 2014 for up to a one year period.
Applications must be entered in eGrants system to be accepted. Notice of Intent to Apply must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on November 13, 2013. Original full application with budget and 16 copies are due no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 for competitive applicants. Original full application with budget and 16 copies are due no later than 12:00 noon on February 21, 2014 for formula applicants. Notice of Intent to Apply form, application instructions and NOFO are available here. Contact Beverly Moody with any questions at 501-682-7540.
Programs and Services
Below are the current programs and services offered by the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support. Click the name for a link to additional information.