2019 AmeriCorps State Extended Formula Funding Opportunity

Published: January 31, 2019
Notice of Intent to Apply Due Date: March 5, 2019
Application Due Date: April 2, 2019
CFDA Number: 94.006
Contact Information: Funding@cv.ca.gov
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Grant Description

California Volunteers, the State Service Commission for California, is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 AmeriCorps State funding. Successful applicants receive federal funds and an allotment of full-time or part-time AmeriCorps member positions to help address community problems through service and volunteer action.

AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their life to intensive community service in exchange for a modest living stipend and Segal Education Award.  The experience often leads to a life enriched by meaningful service and in many cases, a career in the non-profit sector or public service.

AmeriCorps programs address critical community needs including education, disaster services, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Sample member activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, job training/placement, home visitation, response to local disasters, restoring natural habitats, organizational capacity building, and supporting and connecting high-need populations to critical services and resources. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.

Eligible Applicants

Nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply. All applicants must have active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.SAM.gov/SAM/.

Estimated Funds Available

Approximately $7 million in formula funds are available through the state for this competition.  A minimum of 24% cash and/or in-kind match is required for new applicants.  The median grant amount awarded in 2018 was $473,184, supporting 34.5 full-time equivalent member positions.

Allowable Expenses

Grants are solely for program expenses such as staffing, training, travel, supplies, member stipend, background checks, data collection, evaluation, etc. and cannot be used for general organizational operating expenses. AmeriCorps members or grant funds can help meet unmet needs or can expand an organization’s ability to better address community needs, but cannot be used to duplicate, displace or supplant resources that already exist in a community.

Notice of Intent

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply for this competition, but it is not required. Notices of Intent to Apply should be completed by Tuesday, March 5, 2019. You can access to Notice of Intent to Apply here.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the 2019 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity is Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Both the electronic submission and complete hardcopy application must be received by this deadline. The required electronic submission must be sent via email to Funding@cv.ca.gov. The hardcopy application can be mailed or hand-delivered to the following address:

California Volunteers
2019 AmeriCorps
1400 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions received by email or on the Technical Assistance Webinars will be collected and answered on a weekly Frequently Asked Questions document and posted below.

FAQs Updated 2/25/2019

Technical Assistance Information

Technical Assistance Webinar Series

AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity Overview
For an overview of the 2019 AmeriCorps State Extended Formula Funding Opportunity, AmeriCorps grants, the application process and requirements, or other general questions about AmeriCorps and the grant competition.
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AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity Selection Criteria
For questions about the AmeriCorps grant application selection criteria, grant review process, or any other questions that need to be addressed in order to complete your application.
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AmeriCorps Program Management and Design
For questions including appropriate AmeriCorps member service activities, staffing for the program, grantee responsibilities, or any other question related to program design or program management.
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Developing Performance Measurement Worksheets
For guidance about how to create high-quality performance measures that align with an applicant’s program design and meet AmeriCorps requirements. Participants are encouraged to review the “Overview of Performance Measurement” and “High Quality Performance Measures” online courses before the webinar.
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AmeriCorps Budget Development
For guidance about how to create a compliant grant budget for an AmeriCorps program. Participants are encouraged to review the “Developing and Managing Your Budget” and “Preparing the Grant Budget for AmeriCorps Programs” online courses before the webinar.
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