2021 AmeriCorps Competitive and Formula Funding

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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. 9, 2020: ALL CURRENT GRANTEES: Letter of Intent due to serve@mt.gov by 5pm MST

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

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 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 19, 2021 May 12, 2021: Grant Review Workgroup Meeting

May 20-27, 2021 May 17-21, 2021: Formula clarification period

  • Formula clarification period date change as of May 5, 2021

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

*Technical Assistance:

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

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