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PennSERVE Grant Opportunities

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PennSERVE is pleased to announce two Requests for Applications: The 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Competitive Grants and the 2018 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Planning Grants.

The 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Competitive grant funding is for the planning and/or operation of AmeriCorps national service programs by community and faith-based organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions. AmeriCorps State grants support the efforts of organizations to recruit and deploy AmeriCorps members and the volunteers with whom they serve to address unmet needs.

AmeriCorps State grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities in the following focus areas:

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

The Request for Applications is available here.

The 2018 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Planning grant funding will support organizations as the develop plans to implement an AmeriCorps program. These planning grants are for a five – six month grant period. The Request for Applications is available here.

Application Deadlines - 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Competitive Grants:

  • A Notice of Intent to Apply is required to be eligible for this competition and is due by Thursday, November 2, at 5:00 pm.
  • Applications are due Wednesday, November 29, at 5:00 pm.

Technical Assistance - 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Competitive Grants:
Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding webinars will be held on October 17 and October 26 to provide interested organizations with an overview of AmeriCorps and the grant opportunity. Technical Assistance webinars to support application preparation will be held on November 9 and November 14. Additional information on the webinars is available here.

Questions about this funding opportunity should be submitted to pennserve@pa.gov with the subject line 2017 AmeriCorps Formula Application Question <Applicant Name>.

Application Deadlines - 2018 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Planning Grants:

  • A Notice of Intent to Apply is required to be eligible for this competition and is due by Monday, November 6, at 5:00 pm.
  • Applications are due Monday, December 4, at 5:00 pm.

Technical Assistance - 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Planning Grants:
A technical assistance webinar will be provided on November 16, 2017 to organizations that submit a letter of intent by the deadline. PennSERVE will contact organizations that submit a letter of intent with the information to join the webinar.

Application Documents:

Please review the Requests For Applications for complete instructions. Applicants must use the following templates:

Resources:

Applicants are encouraged to review additional information and resources provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), including the Notice of Funding Opportunity, 2018 Performance Measure Instructions, and technical assistance documents by visiting CNCS’s AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2018.