2017 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding Notice of Funding Opportunity

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

AmeriCorps grants are available to eligible organizations 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.

Sept 16 - Official posting of the Notice

Sept 26 - Oct 12 - Technical assistance period* Submit questions via email to serve@mt.gov

Oct 5 - All applicants: Letter of Intent due to by 5pm

  • Documentation of Federally Approved Indirect Cost Rate, if applicable.
  • New applicants must also submit the following to serve@mt.gov
  • Current A133 or other audit (if applicable to organization).
  • Readiness Self-Assessment

Oct 12 Last day to submit an Alternative Match Request

  • Technical Assistance period closes at noon

Oct 27 All applicants: Application Due Date 5pm Mountain Time

Nov 16 Grant Review Work Group Meeting, in Helena, MT

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

Dec 7 Commission on Community Service Meeting in Helena, MT

  • vote on the Work Group funding recommendation

Dec 12- Jan 6 Applicant clarification period - All recommended applicants

Jan 6, 2017 Clarified applications must be resubmitted in eGrants no later than 5pm

May 2017 Applicants notified of funding determination

Technical Assistance

Applicants are encouraged to use this 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 upon examination of this RFP.  Participation in the technical assistance period is optional, however, it is advisable that all interested parties participate.

FFY2017 OCS Competitive Technical Assistance FAQ #1