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Community Service Projects that Engage Volunteers

New Jersey AmeriCorps Competitive Grants

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New Jersey Department of State and New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service

Conf. Date:

10/05/21

LOI Date:

11/04/21

Deadline Date:

11/16/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New Jersey nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, LEAs, charter schools, and community and faith-based organizations for community service projects that engage volunteers. Applicants must view a virtual information session and submit an LOI prior to submitting a proposal.

The NJ Commission on National and Community Service, NJ Department of State, announces funding opportunities for 2022 AmeriCorps Competitive grants. AmeriCorps, sometimes called the “Domestic Peace Corps” is a national service program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the NJ Commission seeks to identify projects that it can submit for award consideration by the CNCS. These projects will deploy AmeriCorps participants or “members” effectively to solve significant community problems. 

AmeriCorps and the N.J. Commission have highlighted the following focus areas:

  • Disaster Response
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families
  • Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139958

Term of Contract:

The NJ Commission is offering the opportunity to compete for a three-year cycle of Competitive AmeriCorps programs. Awards from this Competitive NOFO will implement the first year of the program which runs from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is open to public or private non-profit organizations, including community organizations and faith-based organizations; Local Education Agencies (LEAs) including charter schools; institutions of higher education; government entities within the state (e.g., cities/municipalities, counties, state departments); labor organizations; and partnerships or consortia consisting of the aforementioned. Organizations that have been convicted of a Federal crime are disqualified from receiving the assistance described in this NOFO. Pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, an organization described in Section 501(c)(4), that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply.

Professional Corps are not eligible to apply for Cost-Reimbursement.

Pre-proposal Conference:

2021 Competitive Technical Assistance Sessions (mandatory viewing for consideration of application)

- October 1 General Technical Assistance Session - 10A – 12N
- October 5 Theory of Change, Evidence and Logic Models Session - 10A – 12N

Registration required. See https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkcOyhrTwoH9BMepsM59eko_3Xnkq0aKxp to register to attend one or both sessions. These sessions will be recorded and posted to the URL for Full Text below.

Pre-Application Information:

Competitive applications are due to Commission on eGrants by 4:00 pm November 16, 2021.

Timeline:
- September 14 - 17: Dissemination of NOFO flyer announcing the 2022/23 AmeriCorps Competitive competition. NOFO goes live on the NJ DOS website.
- October 1: NOFO Technical Assistance Session via ZOOM. Live at 10:00 am. Session will be recorded and available at the NJ Department of State AmeriCorps grants website.
- October 5: Technical Assistance Session on Theory of Change, Evidence, Logic Models and Performance Measures via ZOOM. 10:00 am. Recorded session will be posted on NJ DOS website.
- November 4: Notice of Intent to Apply due to Commission.
- November 16: Competitive applications due to Commission on eGrants by 4:00 pm.
- November 29: Staff review of applications and budgets are begun.
- December 2 or 3 (TBD): Reader Arena Session via ZOOM. Arena scores and final rankings.
- December 6 or 7 (TBD): Notification of applicants selected and Reader revisions requested for applications recommended for funding.
- December 16 & 17: Final staff review on revisions.
- December 21: Commission board vote on selected applicants.
- December 30: NJ Commission target date for submission of Competitive package to CNCS.

Contact Information:

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

Notice of Intent To Apply for 2022/23 AmeriCorps Competitive Funding: https://forms.office.com/g/bc4usvqUkK

Questions? Email AmeriCorps.NJ@sos.nj.gov

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