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Funding Opportunities

2018 Targeted AmeriCorps Priority NOFO

Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new AmeriCorps programs focused on three specific priority areas: Healthy Futures (specifically, reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse), Child Wellness, and Infrastructure. Non-profit organizations and government agencies in Tennessee are eligible to apply for funds to operate local AmeriCorps programs. See below for detailed information on the AmeriCorps funding process.

Important Dates

Timeline for Applicants:

  • 3/16: Notification of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee
  • 3/26: Draft Grant applications due to Volunteer Tennessee by 3:00 p.m. CT
  • 4/12: Second Draft Grant applications due to Volunteer Tennessee by 3:00 p.m. CT
  • 4/24: Final draft of Grant applications due to Volunteer Tennessee by 3:00 p.m. CT

2018-2019 AmeriCorps Funding Process

Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new and continuation AmeriCorps programs for the 2018-19 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.

Cost Reimbursement Grant: 18AC200338

Fixed Amount Grant: 18ES200339

Contact Zanquetta.Gray@tn.gov to be added to the public announcement list.

Important Dates

Timeline for Formula Applicants:

  • 12/14: AmeriCorps Formula Letter of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee
  • 2/16/18: 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
  • 5/21: Inform applicants of Formula funding decision and provide Application Feedback to funded programs
  • 5/23: Acceptance of funding due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail
  • 6/5: Formula and Planning Grant Programs submit budget and performance measure corrections if needed— Begin Formula contract development
    • Supplemental funding requests due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail 

Technical Assistance Information

Use these documents with the Tennessee NOFO above.

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 Zanquetta Gray, Deputy Director of Programs, at zanquetta.gray@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 Zanquetta Gray, Deputy Director of Programs, at zanquetta.gray@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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