Available Funding

Current Funding Opportunities


AmeriCorps State 2019-2020

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 2018 for Competitive funding consideration or submitting in the spring of 2019 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 2018-2019 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 2019-2020.

Important Dates

 

Competitive

Formula

Notice of Intent to Apply Form

November 1, 2018

All interested applicants are required to submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form online using this link: www.tfaforms.com/4698593 by 10:59:59 PM Central on Wednesday, November 1, 2018.

March 1, 2019

All interested applicants are required to submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form online using this link: www.tfaforms.com/4698593 by 10:59:59 PM Central on Wednesday, March 1, 2019.

Application Due in eGrants

November 15, 2018

A first draft of the application will be due in eGrants by 10:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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 Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

March 21, 2019

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 21, 2019.

Notification of Selection

April 1, 2019

June 14, 2019

Budget Period Start Date

August 1, 2019

Successful applicants may not propose a budget period start date earlier than August 1, 2019.

August 1, 2019 or September 1, 2019

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, 2019.

Member Term of Service Start Date

August 12, 2019

Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 12, 2019 without special written approval from OneStar.

August 12, 2019

Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 12, 2019 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

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.

  • Sessions coming soon!

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. Following notification of selection, we ask that you follow-up to let us know if your program has been selected for a 2019-2020 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.).

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 State Placement Site 2019 – Disaster Services

This opportunity is being offered to organizations who are proposing AmeriCorps member activities in the area of Disaster Services. Disaster Services activities will provide support to increase the preparedness of individuals for disasters, improve individuals’ readiness to respond to disasters, help individuals recover from disasters, and/or help individuals mitigate disasters.

An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members receive a living allowance while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Important Dates

 

AmeriCorps Members Starting
January 28, 2019

AmeriCorps Members Starting
May 6, 2019

Submit the Application

October 19, 2018

All interested applicants are required to submit the application to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 11:59:59 PM Central on Friday, October 19, 2018.

February 7, 2019

All interested applicants are required to submit the application to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 11:59:59 PM Central on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Clarification Period

Hold November 5 – 15, 2018 for any clarification on the submitted application.

Hold February 25 – March 5, 2019 for any clarification on the submitted application.

Notification of Selection

November 27, 2018

Selected sites will be notified no later than November 27th so that they may begin to recruit members

April 8, 2019

Selected sites will be notified no later than April 8th so that they may begin to recruit members

AmeriCorps Members Start

January 28, 2019

Half-time members (900 service hours) begin January 28 and end August 9, 2019. Quarter-time members (450 service hours) begin January 28 and end May 3, 2019.

May 6, 2019

Quarter-time members (450 service hours) begin May 6 and end August 9, 2019.

 

Application Materials

Submission Requirements

Completed and signed applications must be sent via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by the posted submission date. Do not submit other items not requested in the Notice. OneStar will not review or return them.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Informational Sessions

OneStar will host 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 the 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: 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.


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 and Proposed VAD.

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 Central, Monday to Friday

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