To develop a State plan, to assist States in the application process, and to provide oversight of funded AmeriCorps programs within each State. The funds enable States to form a 15 to 25 member, independent, bipartisan commission appointed by a governor to implement service programs in their State.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Corporation For National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended; Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act., Public Law 111-13
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligibility is limited to State or Territory Commissions for national service. State governments may house or form non-profit organizations as commissions to receive awards. Use of assistance must be consistent with funded approved grant application.
States will benefit. See program's Application Instructions.
Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as a copy of the applicant's last audit, may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For final procedures contact the Headquarters Office.
See program's Application Instructions for information on award procedures.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. The range is from one to two months.
CNCS does not offer an appeals process.
See program's Application Instructions.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Funds are used to operate a commission to oversee service programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
CNCS and its grant recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring, and routine field and desk-based oversight of all grant awards and expenditures.
CNCS grants are subject to audit by CNCS employees, the CNCS Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by CNCS.
Grant recipients must maintain all grant financial and program records for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final Federal Financial Report for the award. This includes but is not limited to all financial records including receipts, disbursements, and vouchers for federal and non-federal costs; time cards, copies of all contracts, personnel records, and job descriptions; program execution and performance records, criminal history checks, and similar records to reflect all activities and spending performed under the award. Note that all individuals receiving a salary, living allowance, stipend, National Trust Education Award or similar compensation through a national service program funded by CNCS must first clear a National Service Criminal History Check and those check records must be maintained within grant records.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 50%. See program’s Application Instructions.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of one year; funding must be obligated during the award project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20525 USA
(Project Grants) FY 18$17,460,136.00; FY 19 est $17,538,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$128,804,807.00; FY 16$130,613,495.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range may vary based on annual appropriations and population based formulas. Range has been from $250,000 to $755,810 over the course of the program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Application Instructions. For detailed information contact the Headquarters Office.
Examples of Funded Projects