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AmeriCorps Grant Information

Kentucky State Service Commission Grants Contact

Shannon Ramsey, Operations Officer
Office: 502-564-7420, ext. 3841
Mobile: 502-783-6489

Submit questions and grant RFP documents by email.

Current Kentucky AmeriCorps Programs Contact

Carie M. Kizzar, Program Officer
Office: 502-564-7420, ext. 3842
Mobile: 502-229-8152

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

The federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2018 has been released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The 2018 NOFO should be read together with the Mandatory Supplemental Guidance and the Application Instructions. These and other national resources are posted on the CNCS Funding Opportunities webpage under AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2018.

FY18 Kentucky AmeriCorps Grant Application Request for Proposals (RFP)

State service commissions, like the KCCVS, have their own requests for proposals (RFP) and training/technical assistance schedule. Kentucky-specific resources and required documents are posted below.

Please keep in mind, the dates referenced in the NOFO materials are for national directs (programs operating in multiple states) and state commissions. At no time during the state competition should single state applicants contact CNCS.

Learn more about the Kentucky AmeriCorps Grant Process and/or send an email to join the grant information distribution list.

FY18 Kentucky AmeriCorps Formula RFP

Proposed Timeline

March 8, 2018: Kentucky Formula Grant RFP released (grant types available: planning grant, traditional cost-reimbursement, fixed amount and EAP)
March 30, 2018: Intent to Apply and Organization Readiness Assessment for New Applicants due to the KCCVS
April 30, 2018: Formula grant applications due to the KCCVS
June 6, 2018: Applicants notified, applications returned for revisions
June 18, 2018: Revised formula grant applications due to KCCVS via eGrants
July 31, 2018: Notification of grant award

Kentucky Formula Grant Application Documents

FY18 KY AmeriCorps Formula RFP (PDF)

FY18 Planning Grant Application (Word)

FY18 New Program Grant Application (Word)

FY18 New Program Logic Model Template (Word)

FY18 New Program Performance Measure Template (Word)

FY18 Cost Reimbursement Budget Worksheet (Excel)

FY18 Fixed Amount Budget Worksheet (Word)

Assurances and Certifications (PDF)

Organization Readiness Assessment for New Applicants (PDF)

FY18 Grant Review Tool: Fiscal--All applicants (PDF)

FY18 Grant Review Tool: New applicants (PDF)

FY18 Grant Review Tool: Formula Continuation applicants (PDF)

CNCS Grant Application Resources

FY18 AmeriCorps Targeted Priority Competition

The federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for AmeriCorps State and National Targeted Priority Grants FY 2018 was released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on January 26, 2018. With this competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in:

Healthy Futures: Reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse

Child Wellness: In one or more of the following areas:

  • Reducing and/or preventing child abuse
  • Improving outcomes for child victims of abuse
  • Improving outcomes for foster youth, including youth aging out of foster care

Infrastructure: Working to improve or support improvement of one or more of the following infrastructure categories:

  • Aviation
  • Bridges
  • Dams
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Inland Waterways
  • Levees
  • Ports
  • Public Parks
  • Rail
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Solid Waste
  • Transit
  • Wastewater

Learn more on the CNCS website. KCCVS is not releasing an official targeted priority RFP. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact the KCCVS. Applications would be due to the KCCVS by April 2, 2018.

FY18 Kentucky AmeriCorps Competitive RFP

The competitive application process has closed. We expect CNCS to notify KCCVS of competitive grant awards by May 18, 2018. Applications not approved for competitive submission may apply for formula funding.

FY18 KY AmeriCorps Competitive Request for Proposals (PDF)

National Direct Consultation

National directs proposing to operate in Kentucky must complete the National Direct Consultation online survey no later than Jan. 18, 2018.

CNCS expects commissions and national direct applicants to consult and coordinate activities at the local level, as specified in Section 131 of the NCSA (42 U.S.C. § 12583). This consultation is designed to ensure the most effective use of national service resources and lead to enhanced coordination.

To ensure coordination, and before application submission, national direct applicants (programs planning to operate in more than one state), except federally-recognized Indian Tribes, must:

  • Consult with the commission of each state and/or territory in which the organization plans to operate and describe this consultation in their applications.
  • See additional requirements and information in the NOFO, Section 7. Other Submission Requirements, a. Coordination among State commissions and national direct applicants.
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Last Updated 3/12/2018