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AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities

2020-2021 AmeriCorps Funding Process

Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new and continuation AmeriCorps programs for the 2020-21 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.

Important Dates

Timeline for Formula Applicants:

  • 12/16/19: AmeriCorps Formula Letter of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee  
  • 2/14/20: 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

  •  5/19/20: Inform applicants of Formula funding decision and provide Application Feedback to funded programs
  • 5/22/20 :Acceptance of funding due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail
  • 5/29/20: 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

Information Session Webinar (recording)

AmeriCorps Grant Information webinar (recording)

AmeriCorps Information Sessions

Organizations interested in applying for AmeriCorps funding or learning more about hosting AmeriCorps members, are encouraged to join us at one of the following locations (all times local, sessions last approximately 2 hours):

Johnson City: September 25, 9:00 a.m. at the United Way of Washington County, TN  •  1907 N Roan St., Suite 201

Knoxville: September 25, 2:00 p.m. at the United Way of Greater Knoxville  •  1301 Hannah Avenue

Athens: September 26, 9:00 a.m. at the Colloms Campus Center at Tennessee Wesleyan University •  204 E College Street (Please note: Visitor Parking is located in the parking lot between Brammer House (Admissions) and Blakeslee House, and is accessed by North Jackson Street.)

Murfreesboro: September 26, 2:00 p.m. at The Warehouse • 730-A Middle Tennessee Blvd #14

Nashville:  October 1, 9:00 a.m. at Martha O'Bryan Center •  711 S 7th St

Memphis: October 16, 9:00 a.m. at Memphis Teacher Residency • Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave suite 366

Jackson: October 16, 2:00 p.m. at the United Way of West Tennessee •  470 N Parkway, Suite B

RSVP for any of the above sessions here.  

Resources from the Corporation for National and Community Service

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

CNCS Financial Management Survey

Please contact Daniel Sparkman, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at  for questions regarding the AmeriCorps funding process.

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

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.

2019-2020 Request for Proposals

Concept Form Application Instructions

AmeriCorps NCCC Concept Form

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