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AmeriCorps State Competitive Grant Competition

AmeriCorps Grant Competition

Serve DC announces the availability of AmeriCorps State Competitive funding for Fiscal Year 2015-16 to eligible organizations. Subject to the availability of appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 (FY2015) and release of Application Instructions by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), new applicants with high-quality proposals will compete nationally with other State and National programs for Competitive funds made available through Serve DC and CNCS.

The total amount of an applicant’s grant request must not exceed $13,730 per Member Service Year. Applicants must request no less than five (5) Member Service Years and $68,650. For Professional Corps, the applicant’s grant request must not exceed $1,000 per Member Service Year and must request no less than five (5) Member Service Years and $5,000. AmeriCorps is a national service network that provides full- and less than full-time opportunities for participants, called members, to serve their communities and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to meet local environmental, educational, public safety, homeland security, or other human needs. Within these issue areas, programs may submit proposals that address specific problems of local communities.

Please Note: The deadline for submission is December 9, 2014, by 5 pm.

Applications must be entered in to the CNCS eGrants online system and all required hard-copy documents must be submitted to Serve DC. Late applications will not be accepted. An application is considered late at 5:01 p.m.

Additionally, applicants are required to attend one of the following technical assistance (TA) sessions:

  • Monday, November 3, from 2 - 3 pm, Continuation applicants only (Conference Call)
  • Tuesday, November 4 or Wednesday, November 12, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism, 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009
  • Thursday, November 6 from 2 - 3 pm (Conference Call).  Call information will only be available to those who RSVP.

For additional information or to RSVP, please email Sarah Watkins.