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Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps RFP                                                                      National Direct Consultation

2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals (RFP)

On August 23, 2017, the Corporation for National and Community Service released its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2018-2019 program year.  The 2018 competition will target AmeriCorps grant-making on the six national focus areas identified in the Serve America Act and the agency's five-year Strategic Plan:  disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.  In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach.


Through the 2018 competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, safer communities, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, and the Governor and Mayor Initiative. CNCS will continue to focus on national service programs that improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults. In addition, CNCS seeks to increase its investment in programs that engage a significant number of participants age 55 or older as AmeriCorps members.


All interested applicants must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply via online survey by midnight on October 17, 2017; access the survey here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/18-19WNCSB-AC.  Submitting a Notification of Intent to apply does not obligate you to apply in any way.

Proposals and additional documents from eligible applicants are due November 3, 2017 by 4:30 PM CT. See RFP #1819WNCSB-AC (below) for details. 


Note:  The RFP and Instructions on this page are for AmeriCorps Program Grant proposals.  If you are interested in an AmeriCorps Planning Grant, please see the information on this page instead:  http://servewisconsin.wi.gov/Funding/AmeriCorps-Planning-Grant-RFP/.


2018-2019 RFP

2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals #1819WNCSB-AC 

Appendix A: Application Peer Review Form  

Appendix B: Formula Funding Process 

Appendix C: Formula Selection Criteria 

2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Application Instructions and Attachments (to be posted at a later date)

Application Templates

New and Recompete Application Template

Continuation Application Template

Cost Reimbursement Budget Template 

Fixed Amount Budget Template

Additional Checklists

Required Additional Checklist A - Additional Documents Checklist (PDF  & Word )

Required Additional Checklist B:  Budget Checklist  (PDF  & Word )

Required Additional Checklist C:  Alignment with State Service Plan 

Required Additional Checklist D:  Financial Management Survey  (PDF  & Word )


2017 National Performance Measure Instructions (from last year's competition)


How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply for 2018-19 AmeriCorps funding through this survey no later than midnight, October 17, 2017: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/18-19WNCSB-AC. Submitting a Notification of Intent to apply does not obligate you to apply.


All applicants must use the application materials above to submit a proposal. Please refer to the RFP and other documents included above for submission details and requirements.


Technical Assistance and Informational Sessions

Multiple webinars will be conducted in September and October to provide training related to the RFP. Details related to those webinars are still being finalized.


You may access past recordings of Technical Assistance Webinars and additional resources regarding the RFP, logic models, evidence base, and theory of change here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7FUCNVwAN3tSzhncXZ1TW1TNm8?usp=sharing



WNCSB RFP - Questions & Answers

All questions regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing by 12:00 midnight CT on October 31, 2017, to servewisconsin@wisconsin.gov.  Questions via telephone will not be accepted.


Questions and answers will be posted here periodically, with the final posting no later than November 1, 2017.  After October 31, only specific technical assistance may be given.  Below is the Q&A from the 2017-18 Competition for your information.


You may also want to review the Q&A from the previous competition:  RFP Questions & Answers - 2017-18  


 Additional Resources for Applicants



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