AmeriCorps State Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Montana Governor's Office of Community Service is pleased to announce the Formula 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.

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. AmeriCorps State grants are intended to align AmeriCorps resources with needs identified in the Montana State Service Plan.

Timeline

  • April 13          Offical posting of the Notice 
  • April 27          All applicants: Letter of Intent due to serve@mt.gov by 5 pm
    • Letter of Intent Template
    • Documentation of Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate, if applicable.
    • New applicants must also submit the Readiness Self-Assessment
      • New applicants must also submit the following to serve@mt.gov
        • Current A133 or other audit (if applicable)                                        
  • May 1-9          Technical assistance period* Submit questions via email to serve@mt.gov.
  • May 9             Last day to submit an Alternative Match Request
    • Technical Assistance period closes at noon
  • May 24           All applicants: Application Due Date 5pm Mountain Time
  • June 7            Grant Review Work Group Meeting, in Helena, MT
    • A representive of the Applicant must be present for the day.
    • Scoring Matrix. Reasonable accommodations available.
  • June 14           Commission on Community Service Meeting in Helena, MT
    • vote on the Work Group funding recommendation
  • June 18-22       Applicant clarification period - All recommended applicants
  • June 22            Clarified applications must be resubmitted in eGrants no later than 5 pm
  • July/Aug           Applicants notified of funding determination, (funds and timeline determined by CNCS)

*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 publicly on the ServeMontana website. Participation in the technical assistance period is optional, however, it is advisable that interested parties participate.

2018 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding


Eligible organizations have the opportunity to apply for operational AmeriCorps grants focused on utilizing AmeriCorps to solve Montana’s most pressing needs. Grant applicants design service activities for AmeriCorps members serving Montana 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.

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, Disaster Services, 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 25       Official posting of the Notice

Oct 2           Technical Assistance period open, email questions to serve@mt.gov
Oct 11          Letter of Intent due for all applicants via serve@mt.gov

Oct 13         Technical Assistance closes, last day to submit Alternative Match Request
Nov 1          Application due via eGrants, additional documents due to serve@mt.gov
Nov 15        In person meeting of the Grant Review Workgroup, Helena, MT

Applicant representative must be present for the day

Dec 7                  Montana Commission on Community Service meeting
Dec 11- Jan 5     Applicant clarification period
Jan 5, 2017         Final clarified submission due to OCS via eGrants
May 2017            Applicants notified of funding,
(funds and timeline determined by Corporation for National & Community Service)


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