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, 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 26:  Official posting of the Notice

Oct 10 - 22:  Technical assistance period* Submit questions via email to serve@mt.gov


Oct 15:  All applicants: Letter of Intent due to serve@mt.gov by 5pm

Oct 15:  Last day to submit an Alternative Match Request

Nov 9:  All applicants: Application Due Date 5pm Mountain Time

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

Nov 27:  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 19- Jan 11:  Applicant clarification period – All recommended applicants

Jan 11, 2019:  Clarified applications must be resubmitted in eGrants no later than 5pm

March 2019:  CNCS clarification period           

April 2019:  Applicants notified of funding determination

 

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/AmeriCorps/americorps-grants. Participation in the technical assistance period is optional, however, it is advisable that all interested parties participate.

 


 

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