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AmeriCorps State and National Grants

The federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2019 has been released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The 2019 NOFO should be read together with the Mandatory Supplemental Guidance, Application Instructions, and Performance Measure Instructions. These and other national resources are posted on the CNCS Funding Opportunities webpage.

Serve Kentucky Request for Proposals for 2019 AmeriCorps State Grants

State service commissions, like Serve Kentucky, 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 direct applicants (operating in multiple states) and state commissions for the national competition. Single state applicants should not contact CNCS directly.

Learn more about the Kentucky AmeriCorps Grant Process and/or send an email to join the grant information distribution list. Current and potential applicants may request one-on-one technical assistance before the grant deadline. 

2019 Kentucky AmeriCorps Formula RFP Timeline

  • March 26: Kentucky Formula Grant RFP Guidance Released
  • April 18: Intent to Apply deadline
  • April 29: Formula grant applications due in eGrants
  • May 10:  Additional documents due via email
  • June 14: Applicants notified, applications returned for revisions
  • June 24: Revised grant applications due in eGrants


National Direct Consultation

National directs proposing to operate in Kentucky must complete the National Direct Consultation online survey no later than January 18, 2019. 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.
  • Contact the Commissions for details about the consultation process.
  • Provide information that connects the proposed activities to the current State/Territory Service plan and/or State logic model.
  • See additional requirements and information in the NOFO, Section 7. Other Submission Requirements, a. Coordination among State Commissions and National Direct Applicants.