Available Funding

AmeriCorps State 2018-2019

This Notice is for AmeriCorps*Texas (AmeriCorps State) grants. These grants are awarded to organizations that propose to place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. Selected organizations will receive grants to support AmeriCorps member positions that engage members in service to meet critical needs in Texas.

Eligible applicants have the option of submitting in the fall of 2017 for Competitive funding consideration or submitting in the spring of 2018 for Formula funding consideration (see Mandatory Supplemental Guidance for definitions).

Competitive Funding Consideration
To be considered for Competitive funding, a Legal Applicant Organization must have successfully administered an AmeriCorps State grant through OneStar Foundation for at least one three-year project period. Additionally, the Legal Applicant Organization must meet all eligibility criteria as outlined in the Eligibility Information section of this Notice. An applicant that is being considered for Competitive funding will also be considered for Formula funding if they are unsuccessful in the National competition for Competitive funding.

Formula Funding Consideration
To be considered for Formula funding, a Legal Applicant Organization must meet all eligibility criteria as outlined in the Eligibility Information section of this Notice.

Continuation Funding Consideration
AmeriCorps State programs administering a 2017-2018 AmeriCorps State program through OneStar Foundation that are in the first or second year of their three year project period are required to submit a Continuation application in order to continue operation for 2018-2019.

Important Dates

 

Competitive

Formula

Notice of Intent to Apply Form

November 1, 2017

All interested applicants are required to submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form online using this link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4637270 by 10:59:59 PM Central on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

March 7, 2018

All interested applicants are required to submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form online using this link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4637270 by 10:59:59 PM Central on Wednesday, March 7, 2017.

Application Due in eGrants

November 7, 2017

A first draft of the application will be due in eGrants by 10:59:59 PM Central on November 7, 2017.

Final applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central on December 4, 2017.

March 29, 2018

Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Notification of Selection

May 15, 2018

June 28, 2018

Budget Period Start Date

August 1, 2018

Successful applicants may not propose a budget period start date earlier than August 1, 2018.

August 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018

Applicants that do not have prior history administering an AmeriCorps State program through OneStar may not propose a budget period start date prior to September 1, 2018.

Member Term of Service Start Date

August 13, 2018

Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 13, 2018 without special written approval from OneStar.

August 13, 2018

Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 13, 2018 without special written approval from OneStar.

Failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply Form will render a New/Recompete applicant ineligible to submit a full application.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Notice of Intent to Apply Form

Application Materials

Application materials are made available from documents provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). If CNCS makes any updates to their materials OneStar documents will also be updated and reposted with the date that the update was made.

Submission Requirements

Electronic Application Submission in eGrants (https://egrants.cns.gov/).
Applicants must submit applications electronically via eGrants, CNCS’s web-based system.

Submission of Additional Documents
Applicants are required to submit additional documents by the application submission deadline. Additional Documents must be emailed to grants@onestarfoundation.org. See Submission of Additional Documents section of the Notice.

Do not submit other items not requested in the Notice or Application Instructions.
OneStar will not review or return them.

Resources

Informational Sessions

OneStar will host a series of informational webinar sessions covering a variety of introductory information related to managing an AmeriCorps program. A copy of each session’s presentation will be available on this website at the conclusion of the session as well as the audio recording. Time will be allotted at the end of each session for participant questions. You must pre-register to attend the webinar of your choice by clicking on the date/time below. Attendance on the calls is encouraged but not required to submit an application.

AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation

OneStar is pleased to welcome National programs looking to place AmeriCorps members in Texas as part of their AmeriCorps National Direct application to CNCS.

To comply with the National Consultation process, OneStar Foundation requests that all National Direct applicants looking to place members in Texas submit the Consultation Form on or before January 17, 2018. Following notification of selection, we ask that you follow-up to let us know if your program has been selected for a 2018-2019 AmeriCorps program, how many members will be placed in Texas and the cities where they will be placed. OneStar will include any applicable staff members (local or national as requested) on our Newsletter distribution list and they will be invited to all Commission sponsored events (ex: Swearing in Ceremony, New AmeriCorps Staff Orientation, AmeriCorps Grantee Meeting, etc.).

In partnership with America's Service Commissions, OneStar Foundation is pleased to utilize the National Consultation Form for 2018-2019. We hope by using this form National applicants will find the important Consultation process to be less burdensome. 

Access the online form here. Click here for a pdf of the form for your reference.  

Requested Deadline for Consultation Forms: January 17, 2018

For additional information on National Consultation, please visit OneStar’s AmeriCorps National page here.

Contact Information

All communication relating to this notice must be directed to the contact persons named below.

Elisa Gleeson
Senior Grants Management Specialist
OneStar Foundation
Email: elisa@onestarfoundation.org
Phone: 512-287-2029
Availability: Phone consultations available by appointment only. Email Elisa to schedule.

Communication related to this application shall be directed to the contact persons named above. All emails and phone calls will be returned within a reasonable amount of time. Applicants are encouraged to submit their questions well in advance of the application deadline as OneStar is not obligated to respond to questions that are received 48 hours prior to the due date. 

 

To view past AmeriCorps State funding opportunities, click here.


AmeriCorps VISTA Statewide Intermediary Project

To learn more about applying for an AmeriCorps VISTA member for your organization through OneStar’s Statewide VISTA Intermediary Project, click here to learn more or download our OneStar VISTA Host Site Application.

For questions or to discuss becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA host site through OneStar, please contact:

Glenn Goodrich
Manager, AmeriCorps VISTA
OneStar Foundation
Email: glenn@onestarfoundation.org
Availability: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST, Monday to Friday

Or for more information on OneStar’s AmeriCorps VISTA Statewide Intermediary project, click here.