Table of Contents
Intent to Apply
Funding Announcement, Glossary and Application Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Performance Measure Instructions
Technical Assistance Information
Technical Assistance Documents
Technical Assistance Call Schedule
In the FY 2016 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in:
- Disaster Services – improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation
- Economic Opportunity – increasing economic opportunities for communities, specifically opportunity youth (see Glossary), both as the population served and as AmeriCorps members
- Education – improving student academic performance, including subject matter related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM), and/or serving students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.
- Healthy Futures – positively impacting behavioral health outcomes and/or increasing the capacity of tribal communities to offer behavioral health prevention and support services
- Veterans and Military Families – positively impacting the quality of life of veterans and improving military family strength
The deadline for applications to the 2016 Notice of Funding is Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
CNCS expects that successful applicants will be notified no later than July 1, 2016.
CNCS strongly encourages applicants to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply by Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by using this link:
Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon)
2016 Performance Measure Instructions (PDF)
Tutorial for completing the Performance Measures screens in eGrants
AmeriCorps Performance Measure Resources
Other AmeriCorps Performance Measure Resources (including Logic Models and Evaluation)
Evaluation Resources for AmeriCorps State and National
AmeriCorps State and National has developed a webpage with resources for those interested in applying for AmeriCorps State and National grants. Please refer to Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants to find information on AmeriCorps.
- Intro to AmeriCorps Members (PDF)
- Intro to AmeriCorps State and National (PDF)
- AmeriCorps Key Terms (PDF)
- Categories of AmeriCorps Grants (PDF)
- AmeriCorps Program Management and Design (PDF)
- AmeriCorps Regulations 45 CFR Sections 2520-2550
All calls will take place at 3:00 PM Eastern on the date identified.
All calls will be recorded and the replay will be available approximately one hour after the call has ended. Call replay will be available until the application due date, May 4, 2016.
The participant call-in number for each call is: 1-800-369-1949, passcode: 7564302
After dialing into the call, please provide the required details when prompted.
To assist you in preparing for the calls, please review the specific identified materials prior to the call. If you have questions in advance of the call or after the call has concluded, please email your question to AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov.
March 8 – Overview of the Notice of Funding: For questions about the Notice of Funding, application deadline, review process, funding priorities and projected award deadline. Participants are encouraged to review the Notice of Funding prior to this call.
Replay information: 1-800-964-4635
March 10 - AmeriCorps Basics: For questions about the basic concepts and components of AmeriCorps State and National grants, the application timeline, or other general questions about AmeriCorps. Participants are encouraged to review the “Introduction to AmeriCorps State and National”, “Key AmeriCorps Grant Terminology and Concepts” and “Introduction to AmeriCorps Members” technical assistance documents before the call.
Replay information: 1-800-934-9965
March 17 - AmeriCorps Program Management and Design: For questions including appropriate AmeriCorps member service activities, staffing for the program, grantee responsibilities, or any other question related to program design or program management. Participants are encouraged to review the “Categories of AmeriCorps Grants” and “AmeriCorps Program Management and Design” technical assistance documents before the call.
Replay information: 1-800-839-9318
March 23 - AmeriCorps Grant Selection Criteria: For questions about the AmeriCorps grant application selection criteria, grant review process, or any other questions that need to be addressed in order to complete your application. Participants are encouraged to review the 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Notice Glossary, and Application Instructions before the call.
Replay information: 1-866-441-1051
March 30 - Best Practices in Developing Performance Measures: For guidance about how to create high-quality performance measures that align with an applicant's program design and meet AmeriCorps requirements. Participants are encouraged to review the "Overview of Performance Measurement" and "High Quality Performance Measures" online courses before the webinar.
Replay information: 1-800-835-8069
April 12 - Best Practices in Budget Development: For guidance about how to create a compliant grant budget for an AmeriCorps program. Participants are encouraged to review the "Developing and Managing Your Budget" and "Preparing the Grant Budget for AmeriCorps Programs" online courses before the webinar.
Replay information: 1-866-470-7053
April 26 – Final Q&A: For questions applicants may have prior to final submission of their grant application.
Replay information: 1-800-551-8154