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FY 2021 AmeriCorps Formula Funding Opportunity

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

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Volunteer Florida and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

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Deadline Date:

03/08/21 5:00 PM EDT Receipt


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Grants to Florida nonprofits, 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, education, COVID-19 community recovery, economic development, 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.

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

  • COVID-19 community recovery
  • Programs that engage in removing structural racial inequities, advance racial equality and increase sustainable change in communities
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families
  • Rural intermediaries
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Programs that reduce child poverty
  • Environmental stewardship
  • 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.

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GrantWatch ID#: 153350

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum allowable federal request is $18,000 per member service year (MSY) for cost reimbursement and fixed amount grant applications. Volunteer Florida may reduce to the State/Territory Commission Average of $16,300 per member service year (MSY) during the clarification period.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is a twelve-month period, beginning August 1, 2021 and ending July 31, 2022. The contract period will be from the date of contract receipt through July 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following non-federal entities (as defined in 2 CFR §200.69) that have DUNS numbers and are registered in System for Award Management (SAM) are eligible to apply:
- Indian Tribes
- Institutions of higher education
- Local governments
- Nonprofit organizations
- States

Pre-proposal Conference:

To learn more about this opportunity and the RFP process, please join the technical assistance webinars on Tuesday, February 9.

- Continuation Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, February 9 at 10 am (ET) – registration:
- New and Recompete Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, February 9 at 2 pm (ET) – registration:

Volunteer Florida will also host a webinar series to review the overall AmeriCorps funding opportunity:
- AmeriCorps 101: Serve, Impact, Transform:
- Creating Strong Narratives: Tuesday, February 16 at 2 pm (ET)
- AmeriCorps Budget 101: Thursday, February 18 at 2 pm (ET)

To register for this application webinar series, please click here:

Pre-Application Information:

Volunteer Florida Timeline:
- January 25, 2021 - Release Volunteer Florida AmeriCorps Formula Application
- January 28, 2021 (2:00 p.m.) - AmeriCorps 101 Webinar.
- February 9, 2021 (10:00 a.m., continuation applicants and 2:00 p.m. new/recompete applicants) - AmeriCorps funding application technical assistance webinars.
- February 10, 2021 - AmeriCorps funding application FAQs posted.
- February 16, 2021, 2:00 pm - Creating Strong Narratives Webinar.
- February 18, 2021, 2:00 pm - AmeriCorps Budget 101 Webinar.
- March 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EDT - Applications due in eGrants and supporting documentation submitted.
- March 8, 2021 – April 9, 2021 - Peer, financial and staff review
- April 22, 2021 - Clarification provided to applicants considered for funding
- May 10, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. EDT - Revised AmeriCorps applications due in eGrants
- June 1, 2021 - Estimated submission of approved funding recommendation to CNCS
- June, 2021 - Estimated notification provided to applicants awarded funding
- August 1, 2021 - Anticipated contract start date

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.

AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2021 (NOFO, Application Instructions, Technical Assistance, Other Documents) available here:

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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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