Grant Officer: September 2023

Major projects completed:
•    Securing the Hall of Flags and Blaine House for the future Celebration of Service event in June
•    Participation in the Truescreen records retention update that was hosted by the Federal Agency
•    Meeting with the Secretary of State calls about the potential transition
•    Meeting with Governor’s staff to prepare for an AmeriCorps swearing in/Governor’s Service awards in June of 2024
•    Participation in the AmeriCorps State & National grantee/Commission call(s)
•    Contact with DAFS to assess where KVCAP’s unpaid reimbursements requests are at in their process
•    Assisted DOE Program Manager with AmeriCorps start-up by providing templates for positions descriptions, service opportunities and member agreement 
•    Grants Task Force working session discussion and wrote up the minutes
•    Virtually attended the 2023 Symposium on Public Policy for Nonprofits
•    Working with DAFS to assess where Maine Conservation Corps’ unpaid reimbursements requests are at in their process
•    Planning meeting with Program Officer and Climate Corps Coordinator for the upcoming Commitment to Service at Viles Arboretum 
•    Meeting with new program and finance director at Maine Youth Alliance to discuss reporting requirements and check in on recruitment efforts
•    Sent out Continuation and Instruction Parameters to the Department of Education and GPCOG

Items to be aware of:
•    Continuations are due at the end of the month of October from GPCOG and the DOE 
•    DOE/CDS does not currently have any members and is actively recruiting

Major focus of effort for the next month:
•    Review and approval of all compliant grantee progress reports that will be submitted at the end of the month
•    Scheduling site monitoring visits with DOE and MYA to assist with their start-up year, reviewing member files and discussing any questions that the new program directors may have
•    Archiving close-out documentation for multiple AmeriCorps programs