AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
2024 AmeriCorps Funding Process
Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new and continuation AmeriCorps programs for the 2024-25 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.
Additional Important Documents
- Attachment A: Mandatory Supplemental Information
- Attachment B: Application Instructions
- Attachment C: Performance Measures
- Attachment D: eGrants Indirect Cost Rate User Instructions
- Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS)
- Formula Cost-Reimbursement & Formula Planning Grant: 24AC261916
- Formula Fixed-Amount: 24ES261915
- Evaluation Template
- Logic Model Worksheet
- Sample Cost Reimbursement Budget
- Is My Organization Ready?
2023-2024 Timeline for Formula Applicants (All New Applicants)
12/15/23 AmeriCorps Formula Notice of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee
1/10/24 AmeriCorps Planning Grant Notice of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee
2/13 Formula applications due to Volunteer Tennessee by 3:00 p.m. CT.
Pre-Award Risk Assessment information due from new AmeriCorps Formula Applicants.
Verification of SAM/CCR registration due from AmeriCorps Formula Applicants.
5/6 Inform applicants of Formula funding decision and provide Application Feedback to funded programs.
5/10 Acceptance of funding due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail.
5/13 Formula Programs submit budget and performance measure corrections, if needed.
Begin Formula contract development
Supplemental funding requests due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail.
8/1 Earliest program start date
Technical Assistance Information
Recorded Technical Assistance Webinar
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 AmeriCorps State and National to find information on AmeriCorps.
Be an AmeriCorps State Grant Reviewer
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 2024-2025 program year.
Reviewers will be required to participate in a short webinar training (recorded) and review the “Review Team Training Guide” between February 28 and March 6, 2024. Final reviews will be due by March 29, 2024.
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 Gordon Harless by Friday, February 16, 2024. Reviewers will be selected by Wednesday, February 21, 2024.
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. America's State Service Commissions has created a single form to initiate and streamline consultation between multi-state applicants and state service commissions. You can complete the National Direct Consultation Form here.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Concept Form
Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in community projects across the United States. Service projects typically last six to eight weeks and address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development. AmeriCorps 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.
Request for Proposals