2017 AmeriCorps State Targeted Priority Request for Applications

Published: February 24, 2017

Notice of Intent Due Date: March 24, 2017
Application Due Date: April 21, 2017
CFDA Number: 94.006
Contact Information: Funding@cv.ca.gov

Grant Description

CaliforniaVolunteers (CV) is seeking to fund new programs that engage individuals as AmeriCorps members to address unmet community needs through service and volunteer action.
Through the 2017 AmeriCorps State Targeted Priority Request for Applications (RFA), CV will award AmeriCorps implementation grants on a competitive basis to eligible organizations that engage members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. Grants will be awarded beginning mid-August in 2017 to support service activities during the 2017-18 program year. Successful applicants are expected to start member service activities by mid-October of 2016 and will have 12 months to support AmeriCorps members in completing a term of service.
This opportunity is open to new applicants seeking to strengthen law enforcement and community relationships and/or address other pressing community needs, particularly in communities where AmeriCorps grant resources have not been leveraged. Applicants proposing program activities in the Building Community Trust (BCT) Targeted Funding Priority area will benefit from significant technical assistance from CV to apply for federal grant resources. While the BCT opportunity is the primary focus in this RFA, programs focusing on other issue areas are encouraged to apply.


This RFA is open to new applicants proposing a program design that is not currently funded by CaliforniaVolunteers. Applicants who participated in the earlier 2017 AmeriCorps grant competition are not eligible to apply through this RFA for the same program already submitted for review.

Application Deadline

A required Notice of Intent to Apply is due via email to funding@cv.ca.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017. The Notice of Intent form can be found here.

The Complete Application is due to CV by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017. Please send the hardcopy application to the following address:

The complete application is due to CV by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2017. Please send the hardcopy application to the following address:
2017 AmeriCorps
1400 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Technical Assistance Opportunities

CaliforniaVolunteers will be hosting various Training & Technical Assistance opportunities to support applicants through this process. The dates and times of these opportunities are posted below.

Technical Assistance Webinars

General AmeriCorps Informational Webinar
February 15, 2017
View PowerPoint Presentation

In-Person Informational Sessions

Informational sessions will be held in two parts in three cities across the state. The first session will cover specifics of AmeriCorps programming. The second session will cover the technical aspects of completing an AmeriCorps application.

Hayward, CA
Session A: March 1, 2017
Session B: March 15, 2017

Fresno, CA
Session A: March 2, 2017
Session B: March 16, 2017

Los Angeles, CA
Session A: March 8, 2017
Session B: March 22, 2017