Available Funding

AmeriCorps State 2017-2018

Notice of Funding Opportunity

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

Eligible applicants have the option of submitting in the fall of 2016 for Competitive funding consideration or submitting in the spring of 2017 for Formula funding consideration (see Mandatory Supplemental Guidance for definitions).

Formula New/Recompete 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 the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Continuation Funding Consideration

AmeriCorps State programs administering a 2016-2017 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 2017-2018.

Competitive Recompete 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 the Notice of Funding Opportunity. An applicant that is being considered for Competitive funding will also be considered for Formula funding.

Important Dates

Formula New/Recompete Applicants

  • Notice of Intent to Apply:
    • Due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, March 9, 2017 Deadline passed
  • Application Deadline:
    • Due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Continuation Applicants

  • Notice of Intent to Apply:
    • Do NOT Submit.
  • Application Deadline:
    • Competitive: Due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 1, 2016 Deadline Passed
    • Formula: Due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, April 27, 2017 (CORRECTED)

Competitive Recompete Applicants

  • Notice of Intent to Apply:
    • Due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, September 15, 2016 Deadline Passed
  • Application Deadline:
    • First draft due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Monday, November 7, 2016 Deadline Passed
    • Final application due by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 1, 2016 Deadline Passed

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.

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 the following additional documents by the application submission deadline. Additional Documents must be emailed to grants@onestarfoundation.org

All Applicants:

  • Current indirect cost rate agreement, if used to claim indirect/administrative costs.
  • Evaluation briefs, reports, studies. Please refer to the Evidence Base section for detailed instructions by evidence tier.
  • Member Placement Chart
  • Organizational Capacity Survey
    • If applicable, submit any sample in-kind donation forms or documentation your organization uses.
  • Federal and State Award Schedule (do not submit if you are submitting a Single Audit)
  • Organizational Chart
    • The Organizational Chart that is submitted must clearly show where the AmeriCorps program would be within the Organization including the name and/or title of the individual(s) responsible for supervising the AmeriCorps members.
  • Independent Financial Statement Audit from 2014 or 2015 (submit the most recently completed)
  • Single Audit from 2014 or 2015 (submit the most recently completed) (if applicable)

Recompeting Applicants:

  • Evaluation report, if required.

Governor/Mayor Initiative Applicant:

  • Letter(s) of support from partnering nonprofits
  • Letter of support cosigned by Governor Abbot and participating Mayor(s)

Multi-Focused Intermediaries:

  • Letters of support from the consortium members

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.

 

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: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST, Monday to Friday

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.

 

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 our online Consultation Form on or before January 18, 2017. Following notification of selection, we ask that you follow-up to let us know if your program has been selected for a 2017-2018 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.).

Deadline for Consultation Forms: January 18, 2017

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

 

For More Information

Sign up for our e-newsletter to be notified of forthcoming funding opportunities here.

To view past AmeriCorps State funding opportunities, click here.

For questions or to learn more about the AmeriCorps State program, please contact:

Elisa Gleeson

Senior Grants Management Specialist

OneStar Foundation

Email: elisa@onestarfoundation.org

Phone: 512-287-2029

Availability: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CST, Monday to Friday

 

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

Program Specialist, 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.