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2022-2023 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity

Serve Indiana is seeking high quality applicant organizations for 2022-2023 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.

For information on other types of AmeriCorps funding, please visit: https://americorps.gov/partner/funding-opportunities

Please email ckellogggillenwater@serveindiana.gov with your availability to set-up a meeting.


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
2022-2023 GARP Calendar
Required Applicant Registrations 

2022-2023 Serve Indiana Competitive NOFO and Application materials (these materials are only for currently funded Competitive programs)

Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity: updated 9.17.2021
Competitive Application Instructions: updated 9.17.2021
Continuation Questions
Supplemental Guidance
Performance Measures Instructions
22-23 Competitive Changes at a glance 

2022-2023 Serve Indiana Formula NOFO and Application material (all New applicants are considered for Formula funding only)


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 2022 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, & Competitive Applicants): October 1, 2021
  • Fall application due date (required for New, Re-Compete, & Competitive Applicants): November 2, 2021
  • Notice of intent to apply (required for Continuation Applicants): February 1, 2022
  • Spring continuation applications (for current Formula programs only) due date: March 9, 2022

Templates

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.

Formula Application Template
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 set up a time 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 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWVFCRN.  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 info@serveindiana.gov.