AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
2021-2022 AmeriCorps Funding Process
Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new and continuation AmeriCorps programs for the 2021-22 program year. Non-profit organizations and government agencies in Tennessee are eligible to apply for funds to operate local AmeriCorps programs that meet locally identified needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. See below for detailed information on the AmeriCorps funding process.
• Is My Organization Ready? - assess your organization's capacity to host an AmeriCorps program.
• Prime IDs:
Formula Fixed-Amount: 21ES230035
Formula Cost Reimbursement: 21AC230047
Timeline for Formula Applicants:
• 12/16/20: AmeriCorps Formula Letter of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee
• 2/12/21: Formula applications due to Volunteer Tennessee by 3:00 p.m. CST
-Pre-Award Risk Assessment information due from new AmeriCorps Formula Applicants
-Verification of SAM/CCR registration due from AmeriCorps Formula Applicants
• 5/25/21: Inform applicants of Formula funding decision and provide Application Feedback to funded programs
• 5/28/21 :Acceptance of funding due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail
• 6/2/21: Formula and Planning Grant Programs submit budget and performance measure corrections if needed-Supplemental funding requests due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail
Technical Assistance Information
Is an AmeriCorps grant a good fit for your organization?- An overview of questions and consideration for organizations interested in applying for an AmeriCorps grant.
Recorded Technical Assistance Webinars
- AmeriCorps Grant Information webinar (recording)
- Information Session Webinar (recording)
- Information Session Presentation Powerpoint
- New AmeriCorps Applicant FAQs webinar
- New AmeriCorps Applicant FAQs Presentation Powerpoint
Resources from AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps State and National has developed a webpage with resources for those interested in applying for AmeriCorps State and National grants. Please refer to Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants to find information on AmeriCorps.
Pre-Award Risk Assessment
Please contact Daniel Sparkman, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at Daniel.Sparkman@tn.gov for questions regarding the AmeriCorps funding process.
Volunteer Tennessee Seeking AmeriCorps Grant Reviewers
Volunteer Tennessee is currently seeking service-minded individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Formula Grant Application Review Team members. Independent peer reviewers will read and score applications for the 2021-2022 program year.
Reviewers will be required to participate in a short webinar training (recorded), and review the “Review Team Training Guide” between March 2 and 4. Final reviews will be due by March 29, 2021.
If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please fill out the Grant Review Team Biography and return it with a resume to AmeriCorps Program Manager, Monica Hodges, at Monica.Hodges@tn.gov by February 19. Reviewers will be selected by February 26.
AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation Form:
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act requires that any applicant proposing a multi-state AmeriCorps program (National Direct) consult with the State Service Commissions in the states where they intend to operate an AmeriCorps program. Please fill out the National Direct Consultation Form and email it to Daniel Sparkman, AmeriCorps Program Manger, at Daniel.Sparkman@tn.gov.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Concept Form:
Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. Members mentor students, construct and rehabilitate low-income housing, respond to natural disasters, clean up streams, help communities develop emergency plans, and address countless other local needs.
Sponsoring organizations request the assistance of AmeriCorps NCCC teams by submitting a concept form to the regional campus that covers that organization’s state. The campuses provide assistance in completing the application, developing a work plan, and preparing the project sponsor for the arrival of the AmeriCorps NCCC team.
Southern Region Project Sheet: Provides examples of projects in each of the focus areas
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