Summer Associates

Summer 2021

10 Week Program

The Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to participate in an intensive level of summer service that expands an existing project sponsor’s service plan. Summer efforts, combined with ongoing VISTA programming should result in:

• A credible effort to address poverty or poverty-related issues

• Outcomes that increase the project’s direct impact on those being served

American Rescue Plan

Thank you for your interest in hosting a Rural Dynamics Summer Associate. Please read the information and links below before filling out the application at the bottom of this page.

AmeriCorps VISTA is providing the opportunity for a one-time surge of Summer Associates to support COVID recovery efforts across our nation during the Summer of 2021.

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Program Overview

  • Summer Associates serve throughout Montana
  • Associates serve on a full time daily basis for 10 weeks from Early June-Mid August
  • Positions include both direct and indirect service
  • Cost: $1,000 per member

Program Priorities

  • COVID-19 vaccine outreach, education, and/or contract tracing
  • Programming to prevent summer learning loss for students
  • Programming to combat hunger and food insecurity, including USDA Summer Food Service Programs and senior meal programs

Host Site Priorities

  • Fill out the Application Form, complete a VAD, and review/sign the MOU documentation
  • Recruit locally for Summer Associate candidates and assist in interviewing and selecting candidates
  • Pay Host Site participation fee(s) of $1,000 per member by June 10, 2021


Release Summer Associate Guidance + Request for Summer Associates FormMarch 22, 2021
Request Forms due to Mountain RegionMarch 29, 2021
Notify projects of Review Decisions + PMs Initiate amendments for updatesApril 01, 2021
Amendments requested from sponsorOn or before April 9, 2021
Opportunity listings/VADs due from sponsors
*PMs will approve VADs on a rolling basis
On or before April 9, 2021
Enrollment and Signed MOU DeadlineOn or before May 7, 2021
 Summer Associates Start Date June 7, 2021
Submit Host Site fee payment ($1,000 per member) June 10, 2021

Let’s build something great together.

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