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.
Sept 16 Official posting of the Notice
Oct 7 - 17 Technical assistance period* Submit questions via email to email@example.com
Oct 10 All applicants: Letter of Intent due to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Nov 19 Grant Review Work Group Meeting, in Helena, MT
A representative of the Applicant must be present for the day. Reasonable accommodations available
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
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.