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AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Volunteer Tennessee typically releases an AmeriCorps Notice of Funding opportunity in August or September of each year. Please check back for more info.

Technical Assistance Information

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):

Nashville:  September 5, 1:00 pm at the Hands On Nashville/Center for Nonprofit Management  • 37 Peabody Street, Suite 201- Room B

Clarksville: September 6, 9:30 am at the Clarksville 50+ Activity Center • 953 Clark St

Jackson: September 19, 1:30 pm at the United Way of West Tennessee • 470 N Parkway, Suite B

Memphis: September 20, 9:00 am at Porter-Leath • Gould Cottage 850 N.  Manassas

Morristown: September 26, 9:00 am at the American Job Center • 215 S Liberty Hill Rd

Crossville: September 26, 1:00 pm at the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce • 34 S Main St 

Chattanooga: September 27, 9:00 am at the United Way of Greater Chattanooga • 630 Market St

Tullahoma: September 27, 1:00 pm at First Christian Church • 120 W Grundy St

RSVP for any of the above sessions here.  

Previous Tennessee NOFO:

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.

Information Session Webinars:

Pre-Award Risk Assessment

CNCS Financial Management Survey

Please contact Daniel Sparkman, AmeriCorps Program Manger, at Daniel.Sparkman@tn.gov  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 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.

2018-2019 Request for Proposals

AmeriCorps NCCC Concept Form


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