FY2018 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Wed, 05/02/2018
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 AssistanceCall Schedule

Priorities

In the FY 2018 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 by engaging opportunity youth, either as the population served and/or as AmeriCorps members, to prepare them for the workforce

  • Education – improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM), and/or serving students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools

  • Healthy Futures – reducing and/or preventing substance abuse and suicide (see Mandatory Supplemental Guidance)

  • 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 2018 Notice of Funding is Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

CNCS expects that successful applicants will be notified no later than Monday, June 25, 2018.

Intent to Apply

CNCS strongly encourages applicants to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply by Monday, April 2, 2018 by using this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018ACTribesIntent

Funding Announcement, Mandatory Supplemental Guidance, and Application Instructions

2018 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)
2018 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Competition Mandatory Supplemental Guidance (PDF)
2018 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Application Instructions (PDF)

Performance Measure Instructions

2018 Performance Measure Instructions (PDF)
2018 Performance Measures Instructions for Planning Grant Applicants (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

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

2018 Intro to AmeriCorps Members (PDF)
2018 Intro to AmeriCorps State and National (PDF)
2018 AmeriCorps Key Terms (PDF)
2018 Categories of AmeriCorps Grants (PDF)
2018 AmeriCorps Program Management and Design (PDF)
2018 Evidence Checklist (PDF)
AmeriCorps Regulations 45 CFR Sections 2520-2550 (PDF)

Technical Assistance Call Schedule

All calls are scheduled from 1:00pm - 2:00 PM EST

Information for all calls:

Dial: 888-469-0936
Passcode: 3310192

All calls will be recorded and the replay will be available until May 2, 2018.

Call TopicDay of the Week2018 Dates  Call Replay #  
Overview of the Notice of FundingWednesdayMarch 7800-839-2235
AmeriCorps BasicsThursdayMarch 15800-839-2235
AmeriCorps Program Management and DesignThursdayMarch 22888-566-0452
Selection Criteria – Program and Planning GrantsThursdayMarch 29800-945-7576
Performance MeasuresWednesdayApril 4866-373-9210
Budget DevelopmentThursdayApril 12800-628-9698
Final Q&AThursdayApril 19888-282-0035

Call Descriptions

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.

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.

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 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Supplemental Guidance, and Application Instructions before the call.

Planning Grants: For guidance on the planning grant funding opportunity, selection criteria and grant requirements. Participants are encouraged to review the 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity, specifically the planning grant criteria, and the Planning Grant Application Instructions.

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.

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.

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