Funding Opportunities

2018-19 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity

Serve Indiana is seeking high-quality applicant organizations for 2018-19 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps State provides opportunities for individuals to make an intensive commitment to service with the goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." This is a national program administered by the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS). The Corporation of National and Community Service provides grants to national and local nonprofits, schools, government agencies, faith-based and community organizations, and other groups committed to strengthening their communities through service and volunteering.

In Indiana, the AmeriCorps*State grant is administered by Serve Indiana. Serve Indiana manages the grant application process for AmeriCorps*State, including issuing requests for proposals, conducting application reviews and awarding grants. It also provides training and technical assistance to support sub-grantees and, in turn, monitors programs, host-sites and members to ensure compliance to federal and state grant requirements. The performance of each program is tracked and measured to established targets and outcomes.

Below is the NOFO, application instructions, and templates for all new, re-compete, and continuation applicants.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to know which application they should apply for and when. 

For additional information, see our Grant Application Review Process and Policy or contact Elspeth Hilton at 317-233-0901 or

AmeriCorps Grant Application Review Process

Spring 2018 Formula Continuation NOFO and Application Materials

Fall 2017 New & Recompete NOFO and application materials:



Below is a list of templates available to start an AmeriCorps State application.

Executive Summary Template Cost Reimbursement Budget Worksheet Fixed Amount Budget Worksheet
New and Recompete Application Logic Model Template Performance Measure Template


National Direct Consultation Form

If you are an AmeriCorps National program hosting member or program within the state of Indiana for the 2018-19 program year, please complete our National Direct Consultation form. We encourage programs to use the below link to complete the form online. If you need a PDF version of the form, click here. For information about the National Direct Consultation Form, please contact

Training and Technical Assistance 

Serve Indiana provides additional training and technical assistance around their grant application process.  Applicants are encouraged to contact Elspeth Hilton at 317-233-0901 or to discuss their application prior to submission.  In addition, they are encouraged to attend at least one trainng event (i.e. webinar, office hours).  For information on dates and times, see the calendar linked below.

Continuation Grant Application Training & Technical Assistance Office Hours

Serve Indiana would like to remind you of our Continuation Grant Application Training & Technical Assistance Office Hours on February 27, 2018.  These designated one hour time slots will provide one-on-one guidance from Assistant Director Elspeth Hilton and continuation applicants the opportunity to ask individualized questions regarding the grant application process and submission. We also encourage any organizations with general questions about AmeriCorps State to attend.
  • Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am-11:00 (EST)
  • Location: Indiana Government Center South, Conference Room 6
  • Time Slots Available (Please email with preferred time slot):
    • 10:00am-11:00am
For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Elspeth Hilton at or 317-233-0901.