AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities

AmeriCorps Tennessee

2023-2024 AmeriCorps Funding Process

Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new and continuation AmeriCorps programs for the 2023-24 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.

2023 Volunteer Tennessee AmeriCorps State - Notice of Funding Opportunity (REVISED 3-10-2023)

Additional Important Documents

Prime IDs:

  • Formula Fixed-Amount: 23ES250817
  • Formula Cost Reimbursment: 23AC253379

 Important Dates

2022-2023 Timeline for Formula Applicants (All New Applicants)

10/11           Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee

10/25           Public Health AmeriCorps Grant applications due to Volunteer Tennessee by 3:00 p.m. CT

12/16           AmeriCorps Formula Notice of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee

 2/13/23      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.

5/5             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.

5/12              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

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.  

Upcoming  Technical Assistance Live Webinars -   Our AmeriCorps team will host multiple webinars to discuss the 2023 AmeriCorps State NOFO and Application Instructions. Please see times below.  All times listed are Central Standard Time.

  • Tuesday, September 27  - 11:30 AM CDT/ 12:30 PM EDT
  • Monday, October 3 - 10:00 AM CDT/11:00 AM EDT
  • Wednesday, October 5 - 3:00 PM CDT/ 4:00 PM EDT
  • Friday, October 7 - 10:00 AM CDT/11:00 AM CDT
  • Tuesday, October 11 - 12:00 PM CDT/1:00 PM EDT
  • Thursday, October 13 - 12:00 PM CDT/1:00 PM EDT

Webinars are approximately one hour in length. To register for a webinar, please click here

Recorded Technical Assistance Webinar

  • Please view the recording here.

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

AmeriCorps Financial Management Survey

Please contact Latiyfa Fields or Gordon Harless, our AmeriCorps Program Managers, 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. 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 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.

2021-2022 Request for Proposals

Southern Region Project Sheet: Provides examples of projects in each of the focus areas

Concept Form Application Instructions

AmeriCorps NCCC Concept Form

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