For detailed information on hosting a VISTA and what the Minnesota Literacy Council is looking for in its request for proposals for VISTA projects, please visit our website.
USING THIS FORM
In order to be eligible to apply for a Literacy VISTA project using this form, you must first participate in an Information Session
. You will receive a password in the Information Session that is required to complete and submit this application. For Information Session dates and information on registering, see our website
To save your work:
1) Click "Save my progress and resume later" at the top of any page.
2) You will be prompted to enter your email address and create a password.
3) You may then choose to “Resume this form now.” You may also log back in to the form later.
At any point before you click "submit" and “confirm” at the end, you may return to a page and make changes. We recommend completing the narrative sections in a Word document and then copying and pasting into this online form.
for a Literacy VISTA project beginning on July 31st, 2017
Please complete the following form to apply for
a Literacy VISTA project. Literacy VISTA projects typically last for 3-5 years.
If selected, your first year of hosting a VISTA would be 2017-2018.
information on hosting a VISTA and what the Minnesota Literacy Council is
looking for in its request for proposals for VISTA projects, please visit www.mnliteracy.org/educators/host-vista.
Before you begin, please review the following
Timeline Please note: exact dates are
subject to change.
- Submit this application
by 5:00 p.m. on Monday,
January 25th, 2017.
- You will be notified of
selection decisions by Wednesday, February 8th.
- If selected, you will be
required to participate in a New Supervisor Workshop in mid-February.
See below for details.
- You will be asked to submit
your "SuperVAD" (project plan and VISTA Assignment Description)
and VISTA position description by Friday, March 3rd.
- You may begin recruiting
your new VISTA member in March as soon as your SuperVAD
and position description have been approved. You must have your candidate
selected and approved by both the Minnesota Literacy Council and the
Corporation for National and Community Service by early June.
- Signed site agreements and
an initial, non-refundable $1,000 portion of the cost share payment will
be due by early June. See below for more cost share
- The new VISTA member will
begin service on July 31st, 2017.
Workshops for New Site Supervisors
All site supervisors will be asked to
participate in training related to VISTA recruitment, SuperVAD (project plan and VISTA Assignment Description) development, and orienting and supervising a
new VISTA member. Site supervisors will be asked to register for one of the following workshops once
site selection decisions have been announced on February 8th. (Dates and locations for the workshops are
subject to change.)
Workshops for host sites located in the Twin Cities metro area will be held in
the Minnesota Literacy Council training room (700 Raymond Ave, Suite 180; Saint
Paul, MN 55114) on the following dates.
· Wednesday, February
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (light breakfast and lunch provided)
· Wednesday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(light breakfast and lunch provided)
sites located in Greater Minnesota,
an alternative training date and location and/or a webinar will be made available.
As part of the host site’s agreement to host an
AmeriCorps VISTA member, the host agency commits to making a cost-share
contribution. Cost share amounts for 2017-18 are as follows:
Year 1: $3,000 (new projects only)
Year 2: $4,000
Year 3: $5,000
Year 4: $11,796 (Full Cost Share)
Year 5: $11,796 (Full Cost Share)