All application materials must be completed and submitted in eGrants by 5:00 pm (PST) on March 31, 2022. Required additional documents must be submitted via email by the same deadline.
- Request for Grant Applications Released: March 1, 2022
- Technical Assistance WebEx for Planning Grant Applicants: March 9, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Completed Applications Due from Applicants: March 31, 2022, by 5:00 pm
- Staff Review for Compliance: April 1, 2022
- Grant Review Committee Application Review: April 4-28, 2022
- Grant Review Committee Meeting: April 29, 2022; Note: Applicants must be available by phone on this day in the event the GRC needs additional information or clarification.
- Clarification and Revision Period for Some Applicants: Beginning On/Around May 2, 2022
- Serve Washington Commissioners Vote on Grant Review Committee Recommendations: May 12, 2022
- Notification to ALL Applicants Regarding Serve Washington Vote: Week of May 16, 2022
- Clarification/Revision Period Continues for Selected Applicants: Notification through May 27, 2022
- Serve Washington to Submit Applications to AmeriCorps (No Later Than): June 6, 2022
- AmeriCorps to Award Grants (No Later Than): July 31, 2022
Please ask all questions no later than one week before the deadline, or March 24, 2022.
Planning grants are awarded on a cost-reimbursement basis only. If awarded, grantees will submit monthly invoice packages to Serve Washington for reimbursement. Grantees are required to match at 24 percent, either through cash or in-kind.
Application must include an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Applications must also include a DUNS number or UEI. DUNS numbers may be obtained at no cost by calling the DUNS number request line at (866) 705-5711 or applying online: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform
. The Federal Government is currently implementing the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) which will eventually replace the DUNS number. A UEI is a 12-character alphanumeric identifier automatically assigned in the System for Award Management (SAM).
All applicants must register with the SAM and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete and, if a grant is awarded, throughout the life of the award. Applicants must use their SAM-registered legal name and address on all grant applications to AmeriCorps/Serve Washington.
During the planning grant period, applicants will be notified of operational grant funding opportunities. Serve Washington will work with the applicant to determine the best competition to apply for. Applying for an operational grant is not required, but applicants will be encouraged to move in that direction and coached on feasibility.