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Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Volunteer Services to Benefit Communities

FY 2023 AmeriCorps Formula Funding Opportunity


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Volunteer Florida (VF)
CFDA Number: 94.006
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Geographic Focus
USA: Florida

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/27/23 5:00 PM EST Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to employ volunteer staff to carry out a broad range of community services. Funding is intended to support volunteer services in the areas of social justice, economic development, environmental stewardship, and more.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed (e.g., based on proposed program’s data or a similar program’s data) interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

AmeriCorps’ priorities for this funding opportunity are:

  • Organizations leading service in communities with concentrated poverty, rural communities, tribal communities, and those organizations serving historically underrepresented and underserved individuals, including but not limited to communities of color, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, people who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with arrest and/or conviction records, and religious minorities;
  • Evidence-based interventions on the AmeriCorps Evidence Exchange that are assessed as having Moderate or Strong evidence. Please note that many of these interventions have demonstrated effectiveness in improving outcomes for individuals living in underserved communities and that the agency has committed resources to supporting grantees seeking to replicate and evaluate these interventions in similar communities;
  • Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors – a program model that improves the quality of life of veterans and improves the well-being of military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors,
  • Faith-based organizations;
  • Programs that provide additional benefits to AmeriCorps members aimed at enhancing member experience and bolstering member recruitment and retention such as paying more than the minimum living allowance, transportation, housing, food, etc.;
  • Programs that create workforce pathways for AmeriCorps members, including deliberate training, certifications, and hiring preferences or support; and
  • Environmental Stewardship, including supporting communities to become more resilient through measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve land and water, increase renewable energy use and improve at-risk ecosystems, especially in underserved households and communities.
  • Economic Mobility Corps.

To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus and intended outcomes and must include a high-quality program design. Proposing programs that receive priority consideration does not guarantee funding.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The following non-Federal entities (all of which are defined in 2 CFR 200.1) are eligible to apply:
- Indian Tribes
- Institutions of higher education
- Local governments
- Nonprofit organizations
- State service commissions
- States and US Territories

Other eligibility requirements:

Pre-Proposal Conference
Volunteer Florida staff will host technical assistance webinars to provide applicants with an opportunity to ask questions and receive general feedback. Participation in one of the technical assistance webinars is strongly encouraged.

Continuation Applicant Webinar: February 1, 2023 at 10:00am (EST)

New and Recompete Applicant Webinar: February 1, 2023 at 2:00pm (EST)

Volunteer Florida will host a pre recorded webinar series to review the AmeriCorps funding opportunity, budget and key elements for creating strong applications. The webinar series will be available by January 27, 2023.

Pre-Application Information
Volunteer Florida Timeline:
- January 23, 2023 - Release Volunteer Florida AmeriCorps Formula Application
- January 27, 2023 - AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity Webinar Series posted.
- February 1, 2023 (10:00 a.m., for continuation applicants and 2:00 p.m. for new/recompete applicants) - AmeriCorps funding application technical assistance webinars.
- February 3, 2023 - AmeriCorps funding application FAQs posted.
- February 27, 2023 5:00 p.m. EST - Applications due in eGrants and supporting documentation submitted in Blackbaud.
- March 3, 2023-March 20, 2023 - Application review period
- March 29, 2023 - Clarification provided to applicants considered for funding
- April 18, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. EDT - Revised AmeriCorps applications due in eGrants
- May 15, 2023 - Estimated submission of approved funding recommendation to AmeriCorps
- August 1, 2023 - Anticipated contract start date based on federal funding award
- August 31, 2023 - Funding declination letters sent

Applicants must have a valid SAM registration and Unique Entity Identifier to receive an award. AmeriCorps suggests that applicants finalize a new registration or renew an existing one at least three weeks before the application deadline, to allow time to resolve any issues that may arise.

New applicants (the applicant was not funded in the previous funding cycle) are eligible for cost reimbursement awards only.

Recompeting applicants (the applicant has completed one three year funding period and is applying for a new funding period), are eligible for fixed amount awards or cost reimbursement awards, pending Volunteer Florida approval.

Continuation applicants (the applicant received funding during the previous funding cycle), should continue their grant application in the current award status.

A first-time successful applicant is required to provide match funding at 24 percent for the first three-year funding period. Starting with year four, the match requirement gradually increases every year to 50 percent by year ten.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum allowable federal request is $28,800 per member service year (MSY) for Cost Reimbursements and for Fixed Amount grant applications.

Term of Contract
The grant period is a twelve-month period, beginning August 1, 2023 and ending July 31, 2024. The contract period will be from the date of contract receipt through July 31, 2024.

Contact Information
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To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the funding opportunity should be submitted to

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