Dates: After receiving numerous requests from the field and much consideration, CNCS has opted to change the deadline for application submission for the 2013 AmeriCorps State and National Notice Of Funding Opportunity (Notice). The new deadline is Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 5pm Eastern Time.
The decision to push the deadline was made as a result of the eGrants application being opened later than anticipated and to allow more time to applicants that are recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 14, 2013, contingent on full year appropriations.
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. CNCS—through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and the Social Innovation Fund—has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.
This AmeriCorps State and National (AmeriCorps) Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (Notice) will focus grant making for fiscal year 2013 in six focus areas identified by the Serve America Act (SAA):
- Disaster Services.
- Economic Opportunity.
- Environmental Stewardship.
- Healthy Futures.
- Veterans and Military Families.
In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g. performance data, research, theory of change).
In accordance with the Obama Administration’s emphasis on open government, CNCS is committed to greater openness and transparency in grantmaking. Section V of this Notice includes a description of the review and selection process.
The following information pertaining to this competition for new and recompete applications will be published on the CNCS website (http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities), within 90 business days after all grants are awarded:
- A blank template of external review form.
- A list of all compliant applications submitted.
- Executive summaries of all compliant applications prepared by the applicants as part of the application.
- Copies of the SF424 and Program Narrative submitted by applicants for successful applicants.
- Summaries of external reviewer’s comments for successful applications.
Publication of this Notice does not obligate CNCS to award any specific number of grants or to obligate the entire amount of funding available.