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AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Competition

Serve DC announces the availability of AmeriCorps State Formula funding for Fiscal Year 2017-18 to eligible organizations subject to the availability of appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). New applicants with high-quality proposals will compete with other local programs for Formula funds made available through Serve DC.

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. The total amount of an applicant’s grant request must not exceed $13,830 per Member Service Year. Applicants must request no more than twenty (20) Member Slots. For Professional Corps, the applicant’s grant request must not exceed $1,000 per Member Service Year and must request no more than twenty (20) Member Slots. For Education Award Programs, the applicant’s grant request must not exceed $100 per Member Service Year and must request no more than (50) member slots.

Serve DC requires new and recompeting applicants to submit a logical model prior to application submission. Logic Models will be reviewed by the Serve DC Commission. Following the initial review of logic models, the Serve DC Commission will invite applicants with quality logic models that demonstrate a strong theory of change to submit a full application. Please follow the logic model template provided in the eGrants web based grants management system. New applicants need to establish an eGrants account by accessing this link: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp and selecting “Don’t have an eGrants account? Create an account.” Limit your logic model to 3 pages and email it to [email protected] by March 17, 2017 at 5pm Please note: Continuation applicants do not need to submit a logic model.

Applying for the AmeriCorps State Formula Grants Funds

Download the complete 2017 AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Download the complete 2017 AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Competition Request for Applications (RFA).

Download the complete 2017 AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Competition Glossary.

 

Please Note: The deadline for submission of the full application is May 1, 2017, 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.

New and Recompeting applicants are required to attend one of the following technical assistance (TA) sessions:

  • On March 2, 2017 at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • On March 9, 2017 at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20009 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Via Conference call – continuation applicants only


For additional information or to RSVP for technical assistance, please email Pamela Weinberg at [email protected].