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New York State AmeriCorps 2020 Formula Pool

Grants to New York Nonprofits, IHEs, Agencies, and Tribes
to Recruit Volunteer Labor for Community Projects

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:

04/14/20

Deadline Date:

04/27/20

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, including IHEs, government agencies, tribes, and community, faith-based, and labor organizations to recruit and engage volunteer services for community benefit programs. Nonprofit applicants must qualify in the online registration system prior to applying. Priority will be given to programs that serve the underserved regions of Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Hudson Valley, and Long Island.

AmeriCorps is a federally funded service program that provides citizens the
opportunity to engage in full- or part-time service to their communities. Organizations must focus on one (1) or more of the six (6) focus areas identified by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. These focus areas are:

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

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. After successful completion of their terms of service, AmeriCorps members may earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that may be used to pay for college or graduate school at Title IV eligible schools, or to repay qualified student loans. Most AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and health care benefits, and may be eligible for child care assistance during their term of service.

Awards made under this RFP have two components:

  1. Operating funds
  2. AmeriCorps member positions 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149075

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.

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
• Legal fees to represent agency/staff
• Advertising costs, except for recruitment of project personnel, program outreach, and recruitment of participants
• Entertainment costs, including social activities for program and staff, unless directly associated with the project
• Costs for dues, attendance at conferences, or meetings of professional organizations, unless attendance is necessary in connection with the project

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Programmatic and Evidence Informational
Meeting Session (optional) (see Section 1.3)
4/14/2020
at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Access Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m0e3364cdda4c79e21cbe62872a3291c3
Password: AmeriCorps2020

To join for audio conference only:
Call in Number: (844) 633-8697
Participant Code: 647 988 826

Technical Informational Meeting Session
(optional) (see Section 1.3)
4/14/2020
at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Access Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m5566761d52ae96fb85a7b3b1e35302bf
Password: AmeriCorps2020

To join for audio conference only:
Call in Number: (844) 633-8697
Participant Code: 646 338 539

Pre-Application Information:

Calendar of Events:

- Issuance of Request for Proposals: 3/27/2020
- Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session: 4/14/2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Technical Informational Meeting Session: 4/14/2020 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Written Questions: 4/15/2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Recommended Date to Request to Submit Additional Projects: 4/6/2020 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Recommended Deadline to Prequalify in the Grants Gateway: 4/6/2020
- Responses to Written Questions Posted On or about 4/21/2020
- Deadline for Submission of Proposals in eGrants: 4/27/2020 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of New York State Supporting Documents (see Section 1.6): 4/27/2020 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Proof of SAM registration: 5/28/2020 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Anticipated Notification of Award No earlier than 6/26/2020
- Anticipated Contract Start Date No earlier than 9/1/2020

New or recompeting not-for-profit applicants are strongly encouraged to
prequalify in the Grants Gateway by the date specified in the table and MUST prequalify by the deadline for submission of proposals in eGrants.

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.

There is a required local share match of the grant award for cost reimbursement grants.

Applicants are encouraged to monitor the website frequently for training and technical assistance resources, updates to the application process, and other information.

Contact Information:

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

eGrants system: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp

Submit questions to both emails:
RFP@ocfs.ny.gov
RFP@NewYorkersVolunteer.ny.gov

Director of Contracts
Questions for RFP# 1037 New York State AmeriCorps 2020 Formula Pool
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Room 202S – Procurement Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP # 1037

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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