AmeriCorps State and National FY 2015 Partnership Challenge

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Thu, 07/23/2015
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AmeriCorps Partnership Challenge:

Through the AmeriCorps Partnerships Challenge applicants will develop proposals to address community needs by engaging AmeriCorps members.  Applicants would apply as an Education Award Program and request no operating funds. Program utilizing this avenue need to clearly present the funding source to cover the full cost of operating the program, the management plan to support this effort, and the staffing overview to insure compliance with all AmeriCorps grant requirements. 

Application Deadline:

The deadline is Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Organizations that propose to operate in only one state should contact their Governor-appointed State or Territory Commissions. Each state and territory may administer its own selection process and put forward to CNCS the applicants it selects to compete for funding. State applicants must contact their State Commissions to learn about their state or territory processes and deadlines which may be significantly before the CNCS deadlines and may have additional requirements. Some Commissions may direct applicants to apply directly to CNCS. Multi-state applicants, Federally-recognized Indian Tribes, and Territories without Commissions should apply directly to CNCS.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted as early as June 29th.
CNCS expects that successful applicants will be notified no later than August 28, 2015.
State Commission contacts and due dates as of 6/22/15 | Coming Soon! 

Funding Announcement, Glossary and Application Instructions

Glossary (PDF) 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Performance Measure Instructions: 


Technical Assistance Information

Technical Assistance 
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.
Technical Assistance Documents 

Technical Assistance Call Schedule and Registration

The call will be recorded and the replay will be available one hour after the call has ended. Use the link below to learn how to register. 
Call will be limited to 25 people. The replay number will be posted to the website after the call. If applicants are interested in just listening to the call, please use the replay number. If multiple staff members from the same organization wish to participate, please register only once and use the same call-in line.
The call will provide an overview of the AmeriCorps Partnership Challenge and will address general questions about the Notice.

Monday, June 29th at 11-12PM ET.  
Phone Number: 800-619-3527
Passcode: 9809543 
Click to register for the call

Please submit any questions in advance of the TA call to

Instant Replay Plus Information:

Replays are generally available one hour after a call ends.

End date: JUL-23-15 10:59 PM (CT)
Phone: Tfree:888-566-0019


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