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​Spring 2019 West Virginia Formula AmeriCorps Request for Proposals and New Project Concepts

Volunteer West Virginia announces a funding opportunity via AmeriCorps State Formula grants for eligible applicants. Potential applicants will apply via a formula competition process to operate an AmeriCorps program utilizing at least 5 AmeriCorps members or for a Planning Grant with the intent to submit a full application for an AmeriCorps project in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.


Two funding opportunities are available:

a.       Implementation Grants (for a sponsor organization to operate a program with 5 or more AmeriCorps members)

b.       Planning Grants (for a potential sponsor organization to spend up to 12 months conducting a feasibility review and creating plans to operate an AmeriCorps program)

Important Dates

·         Deadline #1: Concept Paper submission is required for all new applicants. For submission instructions and additional information please refer to Concept Paper Submission Instructions document on under Grants. Submit Concept Papers as attachments via email to by April 1, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

·         Deadline #2: All Applications for new, recompeting and continuation applicants including both implementation and planning grant requests are due in eGrants by Monday April 22, 2019 by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

·         Final Clarification Period: Grant applicants must designate a staff contact to address final clarifications Tuesday May 28 – Friday June 7, 2019.

Who We Are

Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s Commission for National and Community Service, challenges West Virginians to strengthen their communities through service and volunteerism. The Commission administers West Virginia’s AmeriCorps service programs in cooperation with local and state grantees. We also administer additional programming to help meet the state’s volunteer and community service needs. More information is available in our 2018 Annual Report

Who Are We 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?
  • Does your organization have the capacity to supervise an inject of at least five additional human resources to help expand the capacity of your team? 
  • Do you want a team of folks to expand your mission capacity in arts, drama or music education? What about literacy work or disaster response? This might be the opportunity for you! 
  • Does your organization have (or could you have) enough cash on hand to operate a program for two months before your first reimbursement arrives? 

If so, keep reading! 

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

Technical Assistance & Important Dates

Instructions: To participate 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.

  • Monday, March 18, 2019, 1:00 p.m. 
    • Grants Process Orientation Call
  • Monday, March 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m. 
    • Basics of AmeriCorps Program Design & Grants Process Q&A Call
  • Monday, April 8, 2019
    • 12:00 p.m. Concept Paper Feedback Returned to New Applicants
    • 3:00 p.m.  Budget Information and Q&A Call
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m. 
    • Grants Process Q&A Call
  • Tuesday, May 28-Friday, June 7, 2019
    • Notification and Clarification Period for Funded Applicants

New and Recompeting Applicants Start Here
Program Development Training & Grant Resources

Ranking Process & Scoring 

Funding Updates

Volunteer West Virginia

600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.558.0111 | Toll Free: 800.WVHELPS | Fax: 304.558.0101

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