AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Project Period 2019-2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Serve Illinois Commission (Serve Illinois), in cooperation with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), are now accepting applications for the AmeriCorps*State grant.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations for the purpose of supporting AmeriCorps members and addressing community needs. An AmeriCorps Member is an individual who is enrolle​d in an approved national service position and engages in community service. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service members receive an education award from the National Service Trust.

CNCS awards AmeriCorps State Formula funds to Governor-appointed state service commissions. The Serve Illinois Commission is responsible for administering these funds and overseeing all of the AmeriCorps grants awarded to the state.

All applicants must apply to IDPH via the Serve Illinois Commission (see application instructions). All applicants must attend one of the scheduled online bidder's conferences.  

If you are a multi-state program that plans to apply directly to CNCS, please complete the following consultation form.

National​ Direct Consultation Form

*Special Note: Applications must be submitted in the eGrants system. Once the system is open, instructions will be listed here.

​*Special Note: The Corporation lists the due date as January 30, 2019. This is the national due date. All applications must be in to Serve Illinois by December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.*

​*Special Note: All applicants must attend one of the three online bidder's conferences.

Important Dates

  • October 24, 25, and 30 - Bidder's Conferences
  • December 31, 2018 (no later than 5:00 pm CST) – Applications and additional materials due to Serve Illinois
  • January, 2019 – Competitive Application Technical Assistance and Submission
  • February - April, 2019 – Peer Review of all applications
  • April - June, 2019 – Competitive and Formula Award Notification
  • July 1, 2019 – Earliest Program Start Date (Competitive)
  • August 8, 2019 – Earliest Program Start Date (Formula)

For the NOFO and additional instructions please follow the links below: