Funding Opportunities

Day of Service Grant Opportunity

Serve Indiana is a voice for service and volunteerism in the state. Therefore, mini-grants are offered to provide resources to coordinate Day of Service projects. The program is to demonstrate the power of service as a solution to community needs.  For 2018 The Department of Workforce Development is partnering with Serve Indiana to allow department employees to participate in a Day of Service and serve in their community.

Serve Indiana encourages Day of Service projects that

(1) Demonstrate community connections and use of local resources

(2) Build capacity of local volunteer centers and national service programs through regional networking and co-planning of activities

(3) Increase national service participant and volunteer understanding and commitment to national service and volunteerism

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Serve Indiana strive to ensure all service experiences are meaningful for all participants. To this end, mini-grant applicants must ensure projects and locations are accessible to all volunteers and participants.

Interested applicants need to complete the online application once you have reviewed the documents below by April 30th.  The Day of Service will be held in June 2018.  Projects must take place in Indianapolis.


Day of Service Overview      2018 Grant Application Questions     Online Application   Grant Report Budget Worksheet

Contact Cassandra Gillenwater at 317-233-4273 or for additional information or questions. 

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.