FY2017 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Wed, 05/10/2017
CFDA number: 
94.006
Contact Information
americorpsgrants@cns.gov

Table of Contents

Priorities
Application Deadline
Intent to Apply
Funding Announcement, Glossary and Application Instructions
Performance Measure Instructions
Technical Assistance Information
Technical Assistance Call Schedule

Priorities

In the FY 2017 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

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the 2017 Notice of Funding is Wednesday, May 10,  2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

CNCS expects that successful applicants will be notified no later than July 11, 2017.

Intent to Apply

CNCS strongly encourages applicants to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply by Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by using this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017ACTribesIntent 

Funding Announcement, Glossary and Application Instructions

2017 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Notice of Funding Availability (PDF)
2017 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Competition Mandatory Supplemental Guidance (PDF)
2017 Application Instructions (PDF)
Planning Grant Application Instructions (PDF)

Performance Measure Instructions

2017 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

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

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

On-site Applicant Training

In addition to the weekly training and technical assistance phone calls, CNCS is hosting an in-person training for interested applicants to review this funding opportunity and cover aspects of AmeriCorps grants. The training will take place April 18-20 in Mesa, Arizona. Additional details will be provided when they become available. CNCS will sponsor travel for a limited number of individuals. If you are an interested AmeriCorps grant applicant for the Indian Tribes competition and you are employed by or represent your tribe or tribal organization in professional capacity, please send an email expressing your interest in attending to AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov.
You are strongly encouraged to review the application materials, listen to the replay of and participate in all of the training and technical assistance calls prior to the in-person training.

Technical Assistance Call Schedule

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 10, 2017.

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 10 – 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.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-866-346-7115

March 15 - 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.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-800-753-0366

March 23 - 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.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-866-382-4785 

March 30 - AmeriCorps Grant Selection Criteria and Planning Grant:  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 2017 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Supplemental Guidance,  2017 Application Instructions and the Planning Grant Application Instructions before the call.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-866-373-9234 

April 6 - 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.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-800-873-2064 

April 27 - 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.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-866-475-1437 

May 4 – Final Q&A: For questions applicants may have prior to final submission of their grant application.

The participant call-in number is: 1-888-942-8614, passcode: 7749903

Replay information: 1-800-839-7074 

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