AmeriCorps Grants

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AmeriCorps Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity*

The Montana Governor's Office of Community Service, aka ServeMontana, is pleased to announce the Formula AmeriCorps State Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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 Formula 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.

*Funds available are contingent on Congressional appropriation.
*As of April 2017, there is no federal funding appropriated for this Request For Proposals (RFP).
*All timelines and due dates are subject to change, at any time. Thank you for your understanding.

  • April 28 - Official Notice Posted
  • May 8, by 5:00pm - Letter of Intent due for all applicants
  • May 9-19 - Technical assistance period opens
  • May 19 - Technical assistance period closes at 12:00pm
  • May 25 - Last day to submit an Alternative Match Request, letter format to serve@mt.gov
  • May 30 - All Applications Due by 5:00pm, Mountain Time
    • Applications must be completed and submitted in eGrants
    • Letters of support, and evaluation reports must be emailed to serve@mt.gov
  • June 7 - Grant review work group meeting, Helena, MT
    • A representative of the Applicant must be present. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.
    • Scoring Matrix
  • June 15 - Montana Commission on Community Service Meeting, Helena, MT
  • June 9-20 - Applicant clarification period
    • Applications must be resubmitted into eGrants no later than 5:00pm June 20, early submissions welcome
  • Summer 2017 - Applicants notified of funding determination, funds & timeline dependent on CNCS

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance will be available to all applicants via email between May 9-19, 2017. Questions should be submitted to serve@mt.gov . All questions will be responded to in the FAQ document below. It is recommended that all interested applicants check the FAQ periodically for updates.

 


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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.

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. 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.

FFY2017 OCS Competitive Technical Assistance FAQ #1


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