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2021-2022 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity

Please check back in September 2021 for the 2022-2023 program year deadline dates. Interested applicants should start planning to apply, read the resources below, and schedule a meeting at least 6 months before the October submission deadline.

Serve Indiana is seeking high quality applicant organizations for 2021-2022 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 AmeriCorps, formerly knows as the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AmeriCorps 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.

For additional information, see our Grant Application Review Process and Policy or contact Cassandra Gillenwater at 317-220-1659 or ckellogggillenwater@serveindiana.gov.

All new and re-compete applicants are encouraged to set up a consultation time with Serve Indiana prior to starting the application.

AmeriCorps Grant Application Review Process

NOFO and application materials

Notice of Funding Opportunity: updated 9.17.2020
Application Instructions: updated 9.17.2020
Continuation Questions
Supplemental Guidance
Performance Measures Instructions
2021-22 GARP Calendar

Important Dates

Serve Indiana is releasing one NOFO and Application Instruction document for both their fall and spring application dates.  It is the responsibility of applicant to know their type of application and due date.
Please note, the documents may mention a January 2021 due date. This is an AmeriCorps deadline for Serve Indiana. Please follow the dates written in the documents and below.

  • Notice of intent to apply (required for New & Re-Compete Applicants): October 2, 2020
  • ​Fall application due date (New and & Re-Compete Applicants): October 28, 2020
  • ​Spring continuation applications (for current programs) due date: March 11, 2021


Applicants are encouraged to write their application outside the eGrants system prior to submission. Below are several templates available for applicants to use to write their grants.

Performance Measure Template
Logic Model Template
Cost Reimbursement Budget Template
Fixed Grant Budget Template

Fixed Amount Grant Information
Fixed Amount Grant FAQs

Training and Technical Assistance

Serve Indiana provides additional training and technical assistance around their grant application process.  Applicants are encouraged to contact Cassandra Gillenwater at 317-220-1659 or ckellogggillenwater@serveindiana.gov to discuss their application prior to submission.
One-on-one Application Assistance: Please email info@serveindiana.gov to book a time slot listed below. All appointments will be conducted via Zoom or phone. Please specify when requesting a meeting if you would like to meet via Zoom or conference call.
AmeriCorps Technical Assistance Calls & Webinars: Click here to access the AmeriCorps website for additional information.
Please note that you must follow Serve Indiana's deadlines
Three Part AmeriCorps Application Series: Updated November 2020

Grant Application Review Process Assistance.  

  • This webinar covered the basics of AmeriCorps State funding in Indiana, best practices for creating an application, frequently asked questions, and additional questions from those in attendance.  This should be reviewed in conjunction with the 2021-2022 application materials and other technical assistance provided on this website
    • Presentation Slides
  • This webinar covered the basics of the application, continuation application requirements, new/re-compete application requirements, and a discussion of best practices for a successful submission.
    • Presentation Slides
New/Re-Compete Application Webinar Slides
Formula Continuation Webinar Slides

National Direct Consultation

Any National Direct applying to host members in Indiana should complete Serve Indiana’s National Direct Consultation form survey.  This link can be located here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M55DXWL.  Following a submission, the National Direct applicant should expect an email from a Serve Indiana staff member confirming the survey.  For an information webinar please visit, https://amsc.memberclicks.net/national-direct-consultation.

For questions or concerns, please contact Naejla Walton at NWalton@serveindiana.gov .