2020-21 AmeriCorps Funding


2020-21 AmeriCorps Competition - West Virginia NOFO 
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Is your organization interested in starting AmeriCorps program? - Here is your chance! 

Volunteer West Virginia announces a funding opportunity via AmeriCorps State Competitive grants. Potential applicants will apply via a competition process for funding to operate a West Virginia AmeriCorps program utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members beginning in the Fall 2020. Nonprofits, Local and State Government Agencies are encouraged to apply. 

Who We Are Looking For
  • Are you a community nonprofit, state or local government agency or service provider? 
  • Do you have a vision for service as a solution to a compelling community need in WV? 
  • Does your organization or a partner organization have the capacity to administer a federal grant and properly manage a team of AmeriCorps members?
  • Do you want a team of folks to expand your mission capacity in arts, drama or music education? What about literacy work, foster care, or disaster response? This might be the opportunity for you! 
  • Does your organization have enough cash on hand to operate a program for two months before your first reimbursement arrives? 
  • If so, keep reading! 

Important Dates
  • October 16, 2019: Required Intent to Apply Due for all applicants (Including New, Continuation, and Re-Competing Applicants.) Submit an email stating Intent to Apply via email to americorps@wv.gov by October 16, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 
  • December 9, 2019: Full Application due in CNCS Online Grant Platform (eGrants). All additional documents also due via email. Submit both by December 9, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 
  • May 2, 2020: Notification of Competitive Awards.  

Competitive Applicant Ranking Process Information 
Federal Funder Information
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal funding agency that administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs. More information about CNCS is available at www.cns.gov

Technical Assistance & Important Dates

Technical Assistance Calls with Volunteer West Virginia Instructions: To participate in a technical assistance call dial 866-453-5550, enter pin 3730200#. Unless the topic is specified; these calls are an open forum for applicants to ask questions about the application process. A Q & A document will be available on our website after the calls.

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. -Grants Process Orientation Call 
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. -General Q&A Call 
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. -General Q&A Call

Technical Assistance Webinars (5) with On3Learn
In order to assist new and returning applicants in developing an application for an AmeriCorps program, Volunteer West Virginia is providing access for all applicants to a five-part series.

Volunteer West Virginia recommends each applicant take all five webinars in the series. Volunteer West Virginia will log completion of the courses as part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen program development resources for West Virginia applicants.

Webinar Series 
1.Is Our Organization a Fit? 
2.Understanding the Overall Application and Narrative
3.Developing Logic Models
4.Selecting and Developing Performance Measurements
5.Understanding the AmeriCorps Budget.

Applicants who submit an Intent to Apply by the deadline will receive an email with instructions for completion of the following application development courses. Courses are available at the applicant’s convenience. Applicants will submit a successful completion certificate for all five courses as an additional document by December 9, 2019 to americorps@wv.gov.  

Training & Other Helpful Resources 

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Phone: 304.558.0111 | Toll Free: 800.WVHELPS | Fax: 304.558.0101

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