AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity

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AMERICORPS*STATE PROGRAM
NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Project Period 2018-2019


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). An applicant must review the Bidder's Conference webinar materials here and complete this sur​​vey​​ in order to apply. 

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: Use the following instructions to submit your application in eGrants

New Traditional Applicants

Click "New" in the "Creating an Application" window.
Select "AmeriCorps" in the dropdown box.
Select "FY 2018 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission (New and Continuations)"
Select "Illinois" in the first dropdown box. Select "18AC199121 - Serve Illinois Commission Competitive" in the second drop down.
Click "next" to create the application.

New Professional Corps or EAP Applicants

Click "New" in the "Creating an Application" window.
Select "AmeriCorps" in the dropdown box.
Select "FY 2018 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission Fixed Amount, EAP ​(New and Continuations)"
Select "Illinois" in the first dropdown box. Select "18ES199123- Serve Illinois Commission Competitive" in the second drop down.
Click "next" to create the application.

Formula and Competitive Continuation/Renewal

Click "Continuation/Renewal" in the "Creating an Application" window.
Select the grant number that corresponds with your 17-18 grant.
Competitive Application ID = 18AC199121
Formula Application ID = 18AC199120​
Fixed Application ID = 18ES199123

​*Special Note: The Corporation lists the due date as January 17, 2018. This is the national due date. All applications must be in to Serve Illinois by December 1, 2017*

Important Dates

  • December 1, 2017 (no later than 5:00 pm CST) – Applications due to Serve Illinois
  • December, 2017 - January, 2018 – Competitive Application Technical Assistance and Submission
  • February - April, 2018 – Peer Review of all applications
  • May - June, 2018 – Competitive and Formula Award Notification
  • July 1, 2018 – Earliest Program Start Date (Competitive)
  • August 7, 2018 – Earliest Program Start Date (Formula)

For detailed instructions refer to the attached federal Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity, Application Instructions, and the Request for Applications.

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