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 enrolled 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: When sending large documents via email, please use Illinois secure file transfer system:
Click here to send large files securely.
*Special Note: Applications must be submitted in the
eGrants system. The system is now open for applications.
- New Traditional Applicants, Formula Traditional Renewals (applying for new grant cycle), Competitive Traditional Renewals (applying for new grant cycle), and Competitive Traditional Continuation Applicants (applying for year 2 and 3) should apply to 20AC219273.
- New Fixed and EAP Applicants, Formula Fixed and EAP Renewals (applying for new grant cycle), and Competitive Fixed and EAP Continuation Applicants (applying for year 2 and 3) should apply to 20ES219276.
- Formula Fixed and EAP Continuation Applicants (applying for year 2 and 3) should apply to 20AC219274.
- Formula Traditional Continuation Applicants (applying for year 2 and 3 ) should apply to 20AC219272.
*Special Note: The Corporation lists the due date as January 8, 2020. This is the national due date. All applications must be submitted to Serve Illinois by November 17th, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.*
*Special Note: All applicants must attend one of the five online bidder's conferences.
September 24, October 1, October 2, October 24, and November 5 - Bidder's Conferences
November 17, 2019 (no later than 5:00 pm CST) – Applications and additional materials due to Serve Illinois
November, 2019 - January, 2020 – Competitive Application Technical Assistance and Submission
February - April, 2020 – Peer Review of all applications
April - June, 2020 – Competitive and Formula Award Notification
July 1, 2020 – Earliest Program Start Date (Competitive)
August 8, 2020 – Earliest Program Start Date (Formula)
For the NOFO and additional instructions please follow the links below: