National Direct Consultation
2023-2024 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity
To partner with an already existing AmeriCorps Program to see if having a member serve with your organization is a possibility, please reach out directly to the listed Program Director.
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. Learn more here on the impact of AmeriCorps in Indiana.
For additional information, see our Grant Application Review Process and Policy or contact Cassandra Gillenwater at 317-220-1659 or email@example.com.
For information on other types of AmeriCorps funding, please visit: https://americorps.gov/partner/funding-opportunities
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 due date. This is an AmeriCorps deadline for Serve Indiana. Please follow the dates written in the documents and below.
2023-2034 GARP Calendar
Notice of intent to apply (required for Re-Compete, & Competitive Applicants): October 3, 2022 Fall application due date (required for Re-Compete, & Competitive--State & National & Public Health AmeriCorps-Applicants): November 1, 2022
- Formula Continuation Applicants:
- Notice of intent to apply (required for New and Formula Continuation Applicants): February 1, 2023
- Spring application due date (for New and Formula Continuation Applicants): March 1, 2023
2023-2024 Serve Indiana State Notice Of Funding Opportunity & Application Materials
Application Instructions: updated 8.8.2022
Performance Measures Instructions
2023-2024 Changes at a glance
Required Applicant Registrations
OFMS Form -Required for new and re-compete applicants only
Creating an eGrants Account
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 FAQs
Public Health AmeriCorps Applicants
Notice of Funding Opportunity
Performance Measure Instructions
All New and Re-compete applicants are encouraged to set up a consultation time with Serve Indiana prior to starting the application.
Training and Technical Assistance
AmeriCorps will be offering informational sessions. Please see the times and dates below. Please register via their website, and check regularly for additional trainings: Funding opportunities | AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps/ASN 101 (for new to AmeriCorps applicants) + high-level walk through of 4 opportunities
September 20th, 1pm ET
ARP Planning Grants NOFO Overview
September 29th, 1 p.m. ET
ASN Competitive (Grande) NOFO overview (review NOFO components + programmatic requirements)
October 3rd, 1pm ET
Native Nations + Native Nations Planning Grants NOFO Overview (review NOFO components + programmatic requirements)
October 5th, 1pm ET AND February 2nd, 1pm ET
Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO Overview (review NOFO components + programmatic requirements)
October 6th, 1pm ET
Best Practices in Developing Performance Measures
October 25th, 1pm ET AND February 15th, 1pm ET
- AmeriCorps State & National Grant Competition: Best Practices in Writing an Evaluation Plan*
Pre-Recorded Webinar: https://youtu.be/jnsX9unZi50
Pre-Recorded Webinar Resources: Best Practices in Writing an Evaluation Plan Handout, PowerPoint
- AmeriCorps State & National Grant Competition: Best Practices in Evaluation Reporting*
Pre-Recorded Webinar: https://youtu.be/Kz7mbkW_Spg
Pre-Recorded Webinar Resources: PowerPoint
- Best Practices in Budget Development
- Part 1: What is AmeriCorps? The Basics of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps State Funding, & Program Management
- Part 2: Application Review
- Part 3: Logic Models, Budget, & Performance Measures
AmeriCorps Grant Application Review Process
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 application materials and other technical assistance provided on this website.
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: . 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.
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