June 2009

New Funding Opportunity. NOFA for Second Round of VIRE grants now available!

HandsOn Network is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1,500,000.00 in grant funding to strengthen volunteer infrastructure and increase the number of Americans engaging in quality volunteer experiences that meet critical community needs. This opportunity will support organizations’ ability to directly engage volunteers and volunteer leaders in expanded volunteer opportunities in a specified geographic area.

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HandsOn Network has joined the US Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and dozens of leading companies to help drive volunteer solutions for our nation’s economic crisis. Throughout the country, volunteers are taking action—helping in soup kitchens or re-training displaced employees.  Companies are reframing their resources to help with basic needs and individual leaders are organizing activities to get citizens back to work and neighborhoods and schools to a better place.

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