University of Oregon

Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

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2017-2018 RARE AmeriCorps Community Applications NOW AVAILABLE!

Community Applications are due by April 14, 2017.

The Ford Family Foundation has funds available to help support the placement of a RARE AmeriCorps participant in rural communities in Oregon. These funds are highly competitive.  To determine if your organization is eligible for this funding opportunity, click here.

"RARE AmeriCorps Community" refers to the organization that sponsors a RARE AmeriCorps member. Eligible organizations include public agencies (including city, county, and regional governments); special districts (such as soil and water conservation districts, park and transportation districts); and not-for-profit organizations. Types of organizations include watershed councils, housing authorities, and economic development districts.

The following items are required to complete your application.

  1. Community Application form
  2. Any supporting documents (optional)
  3. Letters of matching support funding (if available)

Pre-applications are due April 14, 2017. Send your application to

RARE AmeriCorps Program community placements for year 2017-2018 are contingent on availability of program funding.