AmeriCorps State Commissions Support Grant


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
Corporation For National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
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?
Applicant Eligibility
Only State Service Commissions are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
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.
Award Procedure
See program's Application Instructions for information on award procedures.
Notice of Funding Opportunities, with important dates and deadlines, are listed here:
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. The range is from one to two months.
AmeriCorps does not offer an appeals process.
See program's Application Instructions.
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?
Performance Reports: AmeriCorps and its grant recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring, and routine field and desk-based oversight of all grant awards and expenditures.
AmeriCorps grants are subject to audit by AmeriCorps employees, the AmeriCorps Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by AmeriCorps.
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 AmeriCorps 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
Notice of Funding Opportunities are listed here:
Headquarters Office
Arminda Pappas
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20525 USA
Phone: 202-606-6659
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$18,732,782.00; FY 23 est $19,344,658.00; FY 24 est $19,344,658.00; FY 21$18,538,000.00; FY 20$17,514,826.00; FY 19$17,526,750.00; -
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
Not applicable.


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