2020 AmeriCorps Competitive and Formula Funding

AmeriCorps State Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Montana Governor's Office of Community Service is pleased to announce the Competitive AmeriCorps State Notice of Funding Opportunity.

This opportunity is for eligible organizations to apply for AmeriCorps grants focused on utilizing AmeriCorps to solve Montana’s most pressing needs. Grant applicants design service activities for AmeriCorps members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer. Eligible organizations selected for funding implement National Service programs that engage AmeriCorps members to impact and solve community problems through an evidence-based approach. If you are new to AmeriCorps grants, please consider our springtime granting opportunity, typically referred to as the ‘Formula’ grants.

AmeriCorps State Competitive grants provide resources and assistance to programs to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of Education, DisasterServices, Health, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity, and service to Veterans and Military Families. AmeriCorps State grants are intended to align with Montana’s priorities in the Montana State Service Plan.

Timeline

Sept 16    Official posting of the Notice

Oct 7 - 17  Technical assistance period* Submit questions via email to serve@mt.gov

Oct 10    All applicants: Letter of Intent due to serve@mt.gov by 5pm

Nov 1     Last day to submit an Alternative Match Request

Nov 1     All applicants: Application Due Date 5pm Mountain Time

New and recompete applicants must also submit the following to serve@mt.gov

Nov 19   Grant Review Work Group Meeting, in Helena, MT

A representative of the Applicant must be present for the day. Reasonable accommodations available

Scoring Matrix

Dec 12   Commission on Community Service Meeting in Helena, MT

  • vote on the Work Group funding recommendation

Dec 16-20   Applicant clarification period – All recommended applicants

Dec 20, 2019  Clarified applications must be resubmitted in eGrants no later than 5pm

March 20 - April 3, 2020  CNCS Clarification period           

May 2020  Applicants notified of funding determination

May 1 - 15, 2020  CNCS Resolution period

June 26, 2020 CNCS Awards funding

*Technical Assistance

Applicants are encouraged to use the technical assistance period to ask clarifying questions, to obtain a better understanding of the RFP process, the project, and to notify the State of any ambiguities, inconsistencies, or errors discovered upon examination of this RFP. All questions and written responses will be posted publically on the ServeMontana website at http://serve.mt.gov/funding/. Participation in the technical assistance period is optional, however, it is advisable that all interested parties participate.

 


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