2021 AmeriCorps State Funding
AmeriCorps State Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Montana Governor's Office of Community Service is pleased to announce the AmeriCorps State Notice of Funding Opportunity for competitive, new, and planning grant applicants.
This Notice is for eligible organizations to apply for AmeriCorps program grants focused on utilizing AmeriCorps to solve Montana’s most pressing needs. Eligible organizations selected for funding implement or plan National Service programs that engage AmeriCorps members to impact and solve community problems through an evidence-based intervention. AmeriCorps members serve full- or part-time for one year or during the summer.
If your organization is new to AmeriCorps grants, we recommend the springtime opportunity, typically referred to as "Formula" grants. New Formula applicants are encouraged to apply for an AmeriCorps Planning Grant. Planning grants are one-year awards that do not include members and are intended to support development of an operational grant program.
AmeriCorps State grants provide resources and assistance to programs to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of Education, Disaster Services, Health, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity, and service to Veterans and Military Families. All AmeriCorps State grants should align with Montana’s priorities in the Montana State Service Plan.
September 14, 2020: Official posting of the Notice
Sept. 28, 2020 – Oct. 16, 2020: *Technical assistance period
Oct. 30, 2020: Last day to submit an Alternative Match Request
Oct. 30, 2020: All Current Grantees: Application Due Date 5pm MST
Nov. 18, 2020: Grant Review Workgroup Meeting, online from Helena, MT
- A representative of the Applicant must be present for the day. Reasonable accommodations available
Dec. 10, 2020: Commission on Community Service Meeting in Helena, MT
- Commission vote on the Work Group funding recommendation
Dec. 14-18, 2020: Applicant clarification period – All recommended applicants
Dec. 18, 2020: Clarified applications must be resubmitted in eGrants no later than 5pm MST
TBD: CNCS Clarification period
March 26, 2021: Official posting of the Formula Notice and Planning Grant Supplement
April 2, 2021: New Formula & Planning Applicants Letter of Intent due to email@example.com by 5pm MST
April 5-9, 2021: Formula *technical assistance period
April 15, 2021: Formula and new planning applicants: Application Due by 5pm MST
May 2021: Competitive applicants notified of funding determination
May 12, 2021: Grant Review Workgroup Meeting
May 17-21, 2021: Formula clarification period
TBD: CNCS Resolution period - Competitive
June 10, 2021: Montana Commission on Community Service Quarter Two meeting
June 2021: CNCS Awards funding – Competitive
July 2021: CNCS Awards funding - Formula
Participation in the technical assistance period is optional, and highly encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to use the opportunity to ask clarifying questions, obtain a better understanding of the RFP process, the project, and to notify the State of any ambiguities, inconsistencies, or errors discovered in this RFP. All questions and written responses will be posted on the ServeMontana website at http://serve.mt.gov/AmeriCorps/americorps-grants.