fbpx

Apply for AmeriCorps Texas Funding

AmeriCorps Texas Funding 

AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to improve lives and foster civic engagement utilizing AmeriCorps Members in full- or part-time terms of service. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.

To receive updates related to upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunities please sign up HERE

AmeriCorps Texas 2021-2022

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 2020 for Competitive funding consideration or submitting in the spring of 2021 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 Texas 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 Texas programs administering a 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Texas 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 2021-2022.

Important Dates

 

Competitive

Formula

Notice of Intent to Apply Form

October 22, 2020

All interested applicants are required to submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form online using this link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4850462 by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

February 19, 2021

All interested applicants are required to submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form online using this link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4850462 by 10:59:59 PM Central on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Recompete/New

Application Due in eGrants

November 6, 2020

Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central on November 6, 2020.

March 11, 2021

Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central on March 11, 2021.

Continuation

Application Due in eGrants

November 6, 2020

Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central on November 6, 2020.

April 8, 2021

Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central on April 8, 2021.

Notification of Selection

By Mid-May 2021

By June 2021

Budget Period Start Date

August 1, 2021

Successful applicants may not propose a budget period start date earlier than August 1, 2021.

August 1, 2021 or September 1, 2021

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, 2021.

Member Term of Service Start Date

August 9, 2021

Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 9, 2021 without special written approval from OneStar.

August 9, 2021

Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 9, 2021 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

OneStar Resources

CNCS 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.

  • Introduction to AmeriCorps Informational Webinar
  • Thursday December 10, 2020: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST | REGISTER HERE
  • Program Design Informational Webinar
  • Thursday January 7, 2021: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST | REGISTER HERE
  • Building the Budget Informational Webinar:
  • Thursday January 14, 2021: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST | REGISTER HERE
  • Performance Measure Webinar:
  • Thursday January 21, 2021: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST | REGISTER HERE
  • Create the Application Webinar:
  • Thursday January 28, 2021: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST | REGISTER HERE
  • ​​Open Forum Webinar:
  • Thursday February 4, 2021: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST | REGISTER HERE

To receive Notice of Funding Opportunity updates and reminders please sign up HERE.

To sign up for individual consultation with Taylor Wolter please sign up HERE

Contact Information

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

If your organization is not an existing AmeriCorps Texas grantee and you are interested in applying as a new applicant, please contact:

Taylor Wolter
Outreach Officer
Email: taylor@onestarfoundation.org
Phone: 940-594-7194
Availability: Phone consultations available by appointment only. Schedule phone consultation HERE.

If you are an existing AmeriCorps Texas grantee and have questions on this NOFO  please contact:

Kailee Selzer
Program Specialist 
Email: kailee@onestarfoundation.org
Phone: 512-287-2006
Availability: Phone consultations available by appointment only. Email Kailee to schedule.


AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant 2021-2022

OneStar anticipates releasing a Notice of Funding Opportunity for AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grants in Fall 2020. A planning grant provides financial support to organizations that will be developing an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. Grant recipients are awarded up to $75,000 for a 12-month planning period to start no earlier than September 1, 2021 and are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle, 2022-2023. A planning grant cannot be used to support AmeriCorps members.


AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation

The Corporation expects State Commissions and multi-state grantees to consult and coordinate activities at the local level, as specified in Section 131 of the National Community Service Act (NCSA). This consultation is designed to ensure the most effective use of national service resources and lead to enhanced coordination among AmeriCorps programs. After all National Direct applications have been submitted, the Corporation will solicit State Commission input on National Direct applicants proposing to operate in their state.

OneStar is always excited to learn of organizations proposing to place AmeriCorps members in Texas!

National Direct Consultation Process | 2021-2022

OneStar utilizes America's Service Commissions online National Direct Consultation single form to initiate and streamline consultation between multi-state applicants and state service commissions. Information on this process can be found here.

By completing the online form found here, multi-state applicants will initiate consultation for those participating states. Click here for a pdf of the form for your reference

Multi-state applicants should submit the online form no later than the FY21 AmeriCorps application deadline set by the Corporation for National and Community Service, January 6, 2021.  For more information regarding consultation requirements review the FY21 AmeriCorps NOFO on the CNCS website.

Resources

Following notification of selection, we ask that you follow-up to let us know if your program has been selected for a 2020-2021 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.).

All questions related to AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation should be directed to the contact person named below.

Jaclyn Kolar
Director of National Service
OneStar Foundation
Phone: 512-287-2049
Email: jaclyn@onestarfoundation.org


Past Funding Opportunities

To view past AmeriCorps Texas funding opportunities, click here.