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New York State AmeriCorps 2022 - 2023 Competitive Pool

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New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and New York State Commission on National and Community Service (CNCS)

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11/24/21 4:59 PM ET


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Grants to New York nonprofits, IHEs, state and local agencies, and tribes for programs that utilize volunteers to meet critical community needs through civic engagement and volunteer efforts. Funding is intended to support volunteer services in the areas of economy, environment, COVID-19 community recovery, and more.

The Commission anticipates that the Corporation will be highly selective in choosing the awardees for 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Competitive funding. To maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, the Commision will recommend applications for funding that demonstrate community impact and the ability to solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g., performance data, research, Theory of Change).

Awards made under this RFP have two components:

  1. Operating funds; and
  2. AmeriCorps member positions

Focus areas include the following:

  1. Disaster services
  2. Economic opportunity
  3. Education
  4. Environmental stewardship
  5. Healthy futures
  6. Veterans and military families

CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in the following areas:

  • Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Educational opportunity and economic mobility 
  • Civic engagement and social cohesion
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Veterans and military families, caregivers, and survivors
  • Rural intermediaries
  • Environmental stewardship and climate change
  • Faith-based organizations.
  • Economic Mobility Corps

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137645

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.

Anticipated Contract Start Date: No earlier than 8/1/2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

New York State AmeriCorps grants are awarded to public or private nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, faith-based, other community organizations, institutions of higher education, state agencies or other non-federal governmental entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties), Native American tribes, labor organizations, partnerships and consortia, and intermediaries that will operate solely in New York State.

The following items cannot be included as OCFS-funded costs within the project budget:
• Major capital expenditures such as acquisition, construction, or structural renovation of facilities
• Interest costs, including costs incurred to borrow funds
• Costs for preparation of continuation agreements and other proposal development costs
• Costs of organized fundraising
• Entertainment costs, including social activities for program and staff, unless directly associated with the project

New York State governmental entities, not including local governmental entities, applying for AmeriCorps funding may not budget for personal service costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session will cover general AmeriCorps and National Service Programmatic information along with Evidence Information.

The Technical Requirements Informational Meeting Session will cover the details of the application process.

- Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session (optional): 10/29/2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

- Technical Informational Meeting Session (optional): 10/29/2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

To join for audio conference only
Call in Number: (518) 549-0500
Programmatic and Evidence Info Session: 161 156 7780

AmeriCorps2022 Technical Info Session: 161 309 2232

Pre-Application Information:

Calendar of Events:
- Issuance of Request for Proposals: 10/25/2021
- Recommended Date to Request to Submit Additional Projects: 11/3/2021 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Written Questions: 11/4/2021 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Recommended Deadline to Prequalify in the Grants Gateway: 11/10/2021
- Responses to Written Questions Posted: On or about 11/15/2021
- Deadline for Submission of Proposals in eGrants: 11/24/2021 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of New York State Supporting Documents: 11/24/2021 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Proof of SAM registration: 12/31/2022 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Anticipated Notification of Award: No earlier than mid-May 2022
- Anticipated Contract Start Date: No earlier than 8/1/2022

All communications to report errors or omissions in the procurement process or to ask questions or to request clarification of this RFP should cite the particular RFP section and paragraph number and must be submitted via email no later than the deadline for submission of written questions. Questions received after the deadline for submission of written questions may not be answered. The comprehensive list of questions and responses will be posted in the solicitation announcement in the New York State Grants Gateway System, on the OCFS website, the Contract Reporter website, and the Commission website.

- Non-profit applicants are strongly encouraged to prequalify in the Grants Gateway by the date specified in the Calendar of Events, and must prequalify by the deadline for submission of proposals in eGrants.
- Government entities are not required to prequalify in the Grants Gateway, but must register in order to submit an application.
- Applicants submitting continuation requests are not required to be prequalified in the New York State Grants Gateway on the application deadline. However, prequalification will still be required at the time of contract.

All proposals must be submitted electronically through the Corporation’s web-based system, eGrants. The Commission recommends that applicants create an eGrants account and begin the application creation process as soon as possible.

All applications must include a DUNS number, an Employer Identification Number, registered with SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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All inquiries concerning this procurement must be addressed to the director of contracts in the RFP unit or their designee(s) at OCFS, via email (preferred) to via hard copy mailed to:

Director of Contracts
Questions for RFP# 1061 NYS AmeriCorps 2021 Competitive Pool
Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Room 202S – RFP Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP # 1071

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