2016 AmeriCorps State Planning Grant Request for Applications

Published: May 9, 2016

Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline:

A Notice of Intent (NOI) is required to apply for this competition. The NOI is due:

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

Complete the Notice of Intent

Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline:

A hardcopy and electronic submission is required by the due date:

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.

View Application Documents

Does your organization have an evidence-based program that can benefit from leveraging additional human capital to scale and increase its impact?

Does your community have a pressing unmet need that can be addressed by engaging trained, dedicated citizens to deliver the needed services?

If you answered yes, then an AmeriCorps Planning Grant may just be the right resource for your organization.

Grant Description

What is a Planning Grant? An AmeriCorps Planning Grant provides funding to cover costs associated with the preparation for an operating grant. Planning Grants provide successful applicants with resources needed to develop program components and infrastucture required to support an operating AmeriCorps program.

Eligible Applicants: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply.

Grant Award Amount: The maximum grant amount that can be requested through this funding initiative is $75,000.

Project Period: The project period for this grant is approximately 12 months (August 15, 2016 to August 14, 2017). The project start date may not occur prior to a grantee’s contract execution date with CaliforniaVolunteers.

Technical Assistance Opportunities

CaliforniaVolunteers will host various Training & Technical Assistance opportunities to support applicants through this process. The dates and times of these opportunities will be posted below. Check back often as we will be adding opportunities throughout this process.
Technical Assistance Webinars

Please use the following call-in information:
Phone: (866) 640-4044
Participant Code: 933450

Information Sessions
Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Q&A Call
Call in with questions using the information above.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Past Funding Opportunities