AmeriCorps VISTA Accepting Concept Papers for Projects to Alleviate Poverty

Volunteers in Service to America – also known as VISTA – is a federal service program that provides resources and staffing to public and nonprofit organizations to address poverty and poverty-related problems.  AmeriCorps VISTA members are placed at sponsoring organizations and serve for one year at approximately 40 hours per week.  The concept paper is a preliminary screening tool that AmeriCorps uses to evaluate whether the organization would be an appropriate VISTA sponsor and if the proposed project meets core criteria.  Priorities include economic opportunity, education, access to health care, and environmental stewardship for rural areas, tribal communities, and areas of concentrated poverty. Accepting Papers Until January 18