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Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and Tribes for Public Service and Volunteer Programs

AmeriCorps 2024-2025 Competitive Pool


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
137645

Funding Source
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
and New York State Commission on National and Community Service (CNCS)
Funding or PIN Number: RFP #1157
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/05/23 12:00 AM (midnight) Eastern Time Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, Native American tribes, community organizations, and faith-based organizations for public service and volunteer programs. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. The goal of the program is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
AmeriCorps improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps members serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities and those serving. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of the national culture.

The National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the Serve America Act, of 2009 emphasizes measuring the impact of service and focusing on a core set of issue areas. In order to carry out Congress’s intent and to maximize the impact of investment in national service, and to achieve the goals laid out in their Strategic Plan (2022-2026), AmeriCorps has the following focus areas:
  1. Disaster services
  2. Economic opportunity
  3. Education
  4. Environmental stewardship
  5. Healthy futures
  6. Veterans and military families

More about these focus areas can be found at https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/RFP1157/RFP1157-NYS-Americorp-2024-25-Competitive-Pool.pdf#page=22.

Most awards made under this RFP have two components:
  1. Operating funds, and
  2. AmeriCorps member positions 


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
New York State AmeriCorps subgrants are awarded to public or private nonprofit organizations (including faith-based), other community organizations, Native American tribes, institutions of higher education, local governments, nonprofit organizations, state agencies or other non-federal governmental entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties), labor organizations, partnerships and consortia, and intermediaries that will operate solely in New York State and focus on one (1) or more of the six (6) focus areas. Each of the organizations and agencies, in turn, is expected to use AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members who engage in intensive service to address pressing community problems.

New applicants are eligible to apply for cost reimbursement and the Education Award Program (EAP) grants but are NOT eligible to apply for Full-Cost Fixed Amount grants.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session (optional): 11/6/2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m71d3f99cb047cbe7f20cf02c9817d7ca

Technical Informational Meeting Session: 11/6/2023 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m4a303dba853ddc7ef64e3e2d2c30e130

For additional information, see https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/RFP1157/RFP1157-NYS-Americorp-2024-25-Competitive-Pool.pdf#page=7.

Pre-Application Information
Calendar of Events
- Issuance of Request for Proposals: 11/2/2023
- Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session (optional): 11/6/2023 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Technical Informational Meeting Session (optional) (see Section 1.3): 11/6/2023 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Written Questions: 11/10/2023 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Responses to Written Questions Posted: On or about 11/20/2023
- Recommended Date to Request to Submit Additional Projects, and deadline to Prequalify in the Grants Gateway: 11/23/2023 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Proposals in eGrants and New York State Supporting Documents: 12/05/2023 by 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Time
- Anticipated Notification of Award: No earlier than mid-May
- Anticipated Contract Start Date: No earlier than 8/1/2024

Non-profit applicants are strongly encouraged to prequalify in the Grants Gateway by the date specified above, and MUST prequalify by the deadline for submission of proposals in eGrants.

All applications must include an Employer Identification Number (EIN), and a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), associated with their registration with System for Award Management (SAM), and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete.

Government entities are not required to prequalify in the Grants Gateway but must register in order to submit an application.

Matching funds may be required based on the application type.

Estimated Size of Grant

Term of Contract
Awards in response to this RFP for new or recompeting grants will result in multiyear contracts for a term of no more than thirty-nine (39) months from the contract start date, which consists of three (3) 15-month contract periods.

In approving a multiyear project, AmeriCorps will approve initial funding for the first 15-month contract period. Continuation funding is not guaranteed. Applicants that are awarded a multiyear contract must reapply for funding for the second and third 15-month period and are subject to AmeriCorps’s approval process for each period. Contracts awarded from this RFP to applicants that do not reapply will be terminated at the end of their 15-month period.

Contact Information
All inquiries concerning this procurement must be addressed to the director of contracts in the Procurement Unit or their designee(s) at OCFS, via email (preferred) to AmeriCorpsRFP@ocfs.ny.gov or via hard copy mailed to:
Director of Contracts
Questions for RFP# 1157 New York State AmeriCorps 2024-2025 Competitive
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Room 202S – Procurement Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144

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