AmeriCorps Programs

Requests for Proposals

Each year, The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) places up to 30 AmeriCorps members at nonprofits to provide direct and indirect services within their communities. To support the continued success of the AmeriCorps program, CEDAM is currently soliciting proposals from first or independent contractors for two projects:  

AmeriCorps Data Collection RFP | CEDAM seeks professional services to improve program data collection. This project will streamline program data collection and make it more accessible to host sites and members. View the full RFP.

AmeriCorps Equity Evaluation RFP |  CEDAM seeks professional services to evaluate current program barriers through an equity and inclusion lens and create a tool for future program equity evaluation. View the full RFP.

It is not expected that the same firm or contractors will complete both projects, though we are open to that possibility.

Timeline

Responses are due no later than 5 pm EST on Monday, May 16, 2022. We anticipate work on both projects starting no later than June 13, 2022. For questions, please contact CEDAM’s Director of Capacity Building, Rachel Diskin (diskin@cedamichigan.org).

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From Marquette to the Motor City, CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members are able to help organizations across the entire state. Our AmeriCorps members offer more than an extra pair of hands — they offer that additional capacity and perspective that makes the difference between where you are and where you want to be. 

This year, we have expanded service activity scopes, host site fee scholarships, and increased site support. Learn more in our host site application packet.

 

Learn more about CEDAM’s AmeriCorps program

CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members create community, build capacity, and serve neighbors across Michigan. As an integral part of CEDAM’s strategic plan, our AmeriCorps program advances equity for Michiganders in two major ways:

  1. CEDAM’s AmeriCorps cultivates the next generation of leaders in the community economic development field.
  2. CEDAM’s AmeriCorps supports economic inclusion for Michiganders.

We provide competitive benefits to our AmeriCorps members including a living allowance of $20,000* and health benefits. In addition to the hands-on skills gained by serving at their host sites, all CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members receive professional development training and networking opportunities to help jumpstart them into what’s next after AmeriCorps.

Each year, 80,000 people join AmeriCorps to give back to their communities. During their service, members receive invaluable professional development in the nonprofit sector, an education award, health benefits, and a living allowance.

AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for people entering the nonprofit field. Begining in 2022, CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members will build capacity in their organizations through activities focused on free tax preparation program expansion, economic inclusion, community development, and affordable housing.

*$20,000 is the living allowance for CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members beginning in fall 2022