State Commissions


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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended; Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State governments may house or form non-profit organizations as commissions to receive awards.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States will benefit.
Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as copy of last audit may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. State commission administrative grant proposals must be submitted to the Corporation.
Award Procedure
For final procedures contact the Headquarters Office.
Nov 03, 2009 to Jan 26, 2010 Contact the Corporation for deadline dates.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. The range is from one to two months.
Not Applicable.
From 30 to 60 days. Renewals are annual.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
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?
No program reports are required. HHS Payment Management System collects quarterly cash transaction reports on behalf of the Corporation for National & Community Service. Annual report as part of application. Federal Financial Status Reports are required as specified in the grant award provisions. Grantee may be monitored by the Corporation, and grantee is required to monitor sub-grantee performance.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Required records will be spelled out in the individual grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Funding is based on a population based formula mandated by statute.
Matching Requirements: 15-50%.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of three or more years; funding must be obligated during the award project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See the Corporation for National and Community Service's listing in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Amy Borgstrom, 1201 New York Avenue NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: Phone: (202) 606-6930.
Website Address .
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 08 $11,742,738; FY 09 est $11,789,999; and FY 10 est $16,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range may varry based on annual appropriations and population based formulas. Range has been from $125,000 to $1,000,000 over the course of the program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
For detailed information contact the Headquarters Office.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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