Congratulations to our 2013-14 AmeriCorps grantees! Click here to learn more about the 2013-14 AmeriCorps portfolio or to access their contact information. We’d like to encourage our grantees to connect with one another and with CaliforniaVolunteers so that we may act as a megaphone for your inspiring work. Good luck and best wishes for a great and impactful year!
Karen Baker, California State Chief Service Officer
2014 AmeriCorps Request for Applications (RFA)
CaliforniaVolunteers is not administering a grantmaking process for new applicants for 2014-15. The next funding opportunity for new applicants will be released in Fall 2014 for the 2015-16 AmeriCorps program year.
Eligible Applicants: The 2014 AmeriCorps Request for Applications (RFA) is open only to Governor’s Initiatives applicants. Eligible applicants for this RFA would include:
- Recompeting programs that are currently operating an AmeriCorps Governor’s Initiative and are in their third and final year in 2013-14, such as Child Welfare Systems Improvement, Hope Works, Building Healthy Communities, and Building Healthy Youth; and
- Eligible entities participating in the Governor’s Initiative planning grant process such as California CityServe Partnership.
Eligible applicants/programs have the opportunity to apply for funding through a CaliforniaVolunteers state review before proceeding to the AmeriCorps*State and National grant competition administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
1. 2014 RFA - Provides a broad overview of AmeriCorps guidance, highlighting many basic components and rules to provide a general understanding of the complexities and intricacies of AmeriCorps programming and requirements. It is important for applicants to read this RFA in conjunction with the AmeriCorps regulations 45 CFR Sections 2520-2550. The full AmeriCorps regulations, 45 CFR § 2520-2550, are available online at www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr. Successful applicants will be required to comply with these regulations, AmeriCorps provisions, and federal and state policies. Federal funds provided under this grant are identified by the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 94.006.
** Please ensure that you have obtained forms from all the above sources. **
The deadline for applications to the 2014 RFA has been extended. Applications are due to CaliforniaVolunteers on December 9, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. PST. to the following address:
ATTN: AmeriCorps 2014
770 L Street, Suite 1160
Sacramento, CA 95814
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED.
Contact: Funding@CaliforniaVolunteers.ca.gov or call (916) 323-7646
Frequently Asked Questions - CaliforniaVolunteers will provide technical assistance through the posting of Frequently Asked Questions on this AmeriCorps funding page. Questions will not be accepted if received after December 6, 2013. To submit a question to be answered on the FAQs, please submit your questions to Funding@CaliforniaVolunteers.ca.gov.
FAQs - Coming Soon!
Multi-State Applicant Consultation
Prior to submission of a grant application to the Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization proposing to operate an AmeriCorps program in two or more states is expected to consult with the State Commission of the state in which it intends to operate. Multi-state organizations proposing to operate in California must submit an online National Direct Consultation Form to CaliforniaVolunteers. This form must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on January 20, 2014.
National Direct Consultation Form
Organizations interested in applying for an AmeriCorps grant are encouraged to visit the resources provided below.
AmeriCorps Program Guide - Coming Soon!
National Service 101 PowerPoint
Member Development & Support PowerPoint
Fiscal Literacy PowerPoint
The Resource Center
National Website for AmeriCorps
2013-14 AmeriCorps Portfolio
AmeriCorps Outreach Session PowerPoint