AmeriCorps Funding

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We are now accepting applications for planning grants! AmeriCorps grants help expand services or reach underserved communities through people power. Nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and federally recognized tribes may apply for AmeriCorps funding. 

*Due to circumstances outside our control, planning grant applicants are not able to complete applications in eGrants at this time. Please complete Component One of the process as outlined in the RFA. Once received, Serve Colorado staff will follow-up with you regarding submission of a full application. 

We're here to help! If you have a question please submit it using the form below. 

AmeriCorps Grants Offered

Planning Grants

Planning grants provide funding to help organizations develop new AmeriCorps programs to address community challenges. Planning grants are cost reimbursement grants up to $60,000. 

Operational Grants

Operational grants provide funding for organizations who are ready to implement a full AmeriCorps program. 

Grantmaking Timeline

Rolling Planning Grant Competition Dates

*Due to circumstances outside our control, planning grant applicants are not able to complete applications in eGrants at this time. Please complete Component One of the process as outlined in the RFA. Once received, Serve Colorado staff will follow-up with you regarding submission of a full application. 

Planning grant applications are accepted year-round. We strive to work with applicants to minimize the time it takes to move from the planning stage to program implementation. Dates below are subject to change. Details of each review period can be found in the RFA.

For applications received:  Notification of Funding Decisions Planning Grant Activities Begin
November 7 - January 9 2022 January 19, 2022 March 2022
January 10 - March 13, 2022 March 22, 2022 May 2022

March 14 -

May 22, 2022 

June 6, 2022 August 2022
May 23 - September 5, 2022 September 14, 2022 November 2022

 

Operational Grant Competition Dates

Operational Grant competitions take place each year in the fall and spring. Dates below are subject to change. Details of each review period can be found in the RFA, once posted.

 

Upcoming RFA Period

Concept Paper Due Date

Full Application Due Date
Early February - Mid March Mid March 2022 Mid April 2022

 

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Request for Applications (RFA), Instructions, and Additional Resources

Planning Grant RFA and Resources

*Due to circumstances outside our control, planning grant applicants are not able to complete applications in eGrants at this time. Please complete Component One of the process as outlined in the RFA. Once received, Serve Colorado staff will follow-up with you regarding submission of a full application. 

Planning Grant RFA and Application Instructions

Planning Grant Application Worksheet

     Webinar: RFA Orientation_September 2021

     Webinar: Developing Your AmeriCorps Budget

FAQs

Operational RFA and Resources

While these resources pertain to a grant competition that is currently closed, these resources will likely be only slightly modified in the upcoming Spring application round (see tentative timeline above) and are made available for those who wish to get more details on the application process. 

PY22 RFA & Application Instructions_NEW & Re-Compete

Mandatory Supplemental Information_FY2022

Performance Measures Instructions_FY2022

   Webinar: RFA Orientation_September 2021

   Webinar: Developing Your AmeriCorps Budget

   Webinar: AmeriCorps Program Management and Design

FAQs

Questions?

Please submit your questions using the form below. To view previously asked questions, please reference the FAQ document under the resource section. This will be updated within one business day once a question is received.

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