AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
2021-2022 AmeriCorps Funding Process
Volunteer Tennessee will accept applications from agencies proposing new and continuation AmeriCorps programs for the 2021-22 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.
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Timeline for Formula Applicants:
• 12/16/20: AmeriCorps Formula Letter of Intent due to Volunteer Tennessee
• 2/12/21: 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
• 5/25/21: Inform applicants of Formula funding decision and provide Application Feedback to funded programs
• 5/28/21 :Acceptance of funding due to Volunteer Tennessee via e-mail
• 6/2/21: 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
Virtual Information Sessions
For organizations interested in applying for AmeriCorps funding or learning more about hosting AmeriCorps members, Volunteer Tennessee is hosting multiple Virtual AmeriCorps Information Sessions this fall. Organizations are invited to join us for one of the following:
East Tennessee Sessions:
- Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. EDT
- Thursday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. EDT
Middle Tennessee Sessions:
- Wednesday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. CDT
- Thursday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. CDT
West Tennessee Sessions:
- Wednesday, October 7, 2:00 p.m. CDT
- Thursday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. CDT
Sessions will last approximately 1.5 hours. Organizations are encouraged to attend a session for their region, but can attend any session if necessary. Attendees will also have the option to join by phone. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/TN_ACSessions2020.
Recorded Technical Assistance Webinars
- AmeriCorps Grant Information webinar (recording)- will be available on October 7, 2020,
- Information Session Webinar (recording)- will be available October 8, 2020.
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
Please contact Daniel Sparkman, AmeriCorps Program Manager, 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.
Southern Region Project Sheet: Provides examples of projects in each of the focus areas
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