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AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant 2020-2021

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Tribes, IHEs, and
Agencies for Program Planning and Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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OneStar Foundation

Conf. Date:

03/06/20

Deadline Date:

04/23/20 11:59 PM Central

Description:

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Grants of up to $75,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations, Indian Tribes, IHEs, and agencies for program planning and development. Funding is intended to support organizations in the planning stages of programs that will place members of the funding source in positions of service. Eligible proposals will discuss bringing the program to an organization for the first time and preparing the organization to administer an AmeriCorps State program in the future.

Priority is given to organizations seeking to focus on development of internal controls; hiring and training new staff; re-focusing and training existing staff; developing AmeriCorps-specific policies and procedures; or training in the areas of AmeriCorps member recruitment, enrollment, data collection systems, member supervision, or cost reimbursement grant management, etc.

AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to improve lives and foster civic engagement utilizing AmeriCorps Members in full- or part-time terms of service. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.

All planning grants must propose a program design that aligns with one of the six CNCS identified focus areas:

  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Health Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families
  • Rural Intermediaries

For additional information, see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ud0znugizsajrpx/Planning%20Grant%20Notice%20and%20Instructions_2020-2021.pdf?dl=0#page=1

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant recipients are awarded up to $75,000.

Term of Contract:

12-month planning period to start no earlier than September 1, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following Non-Federal Entities who have DUNS numbers and are registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) are eligible to apply:
- Indian Tribes
- Institutions of Higher Education
- Local Governments
- Nonprofit Organizations
- States

To be considered for funding, applicants must beet the following criteria:
- Must propose AmeriCorps program designs that will operate solely within the state of Texas
- Planning Grants are only available to legal applicant organizations that have not previously administered an AmeriCorps State grant in Texas or an AmeriCorps Planning Grant in Texas or to current AmeriCorps
Texas programs proposing to explore a multi-focused intermediary model.
- Applications must have a DUNS number and an Employer Identification Number. The DUNS number does not replace an Employer Identification Number.
- All applicants must register with the System for Award Management (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. SAM registration must be renewed annually.

A planning grant will not be used to support AmeriCorps members.

Pre-proposal Conference:

OneStar will host an informational webinar session covering introductory information related to the AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant opportunity. Time will be allotted at the end of each session for participant questions.

The informational session will be held on March 6, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT.

You must pre-register to attend the webinar of your choice. Attendance on the calls is encouraged but not required to submit an application. The call will be recorded; the recording and PowerPoint presentation will be available for download after the call.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5941856898440445707

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due in eGrants by 11:59 PM Central, on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Additional documents are due by email.

Applicants must provide 24% of the total project costs in match. Match may be cash or in-kind.

Timeline:
- Hold for clarification: May 7-28, 2020
- Notification of selection: May 29, 2020, 5:00 PM
- Budget period: Starting September 1, 2020

All communications must be directed to Kailee Selzer. Phone consultations are available by appointment only. Email Kailee to schedule.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their questions well in advance of the deadline as OneStar is not obligated to respond to questions that are received 48 hours prior to the due date.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://egrants.cns.gov/

Send additional required documents to: grants@onestarfoundation.org

Direct questions to:
Kailee Selzer, Program Specialist
Email: kailee@onestarfoundation.org

EGrants assistance:
800-942-2766
https://questions.nationalservice.gov/app/ask

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