Table of Contents
Intent to Apply
Funding Announcement, Glossary and Application Instructions
Performance Measure Instructions
Technical Assistance Information
Technical AssistanceCall Schedule
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
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.
CNCS strongly encourages applicants to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply by Monday, April 2, 2018 by using this link:
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)
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
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)
All calls are scheduled from 1:00pm - 2:00 PM EST
Information for all calls:
All calls will be recorded and the replay will be available until May 2, 2018.
|Call Topic||Day of the Week||2018 Dates||Call Replay #|
|Overview of the Notice of Funding||Wednesday||March 7||800-839-2235|
|AmeriCorps Basics||Thursday||March 15||800-839-2235|
|AmeriCorps Program Management and Design||Thursday||March 22||888-566-0452|
|Selection Criteria – Program and Planning Grants||Thursday||March 29||800-945-7576|
|Performance Measures||Wednesday||April 4||866-373-9210|
|Budget Development||Thursday||April 12||800-628-9698|
|Final Q&A||Thursday||April 19||888-282-0035|
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.