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AmeriCorps State 2020-2021

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 2019 for Competitive funding consideration or submitting in the spring of 2020 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 2019-2020 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 2020-2021.

Important Dates

Competitive

Formula

Notice of Intent to Apply Form October 17, 2019 All interested applicants are required to submit this Notice of Intent to Apply online form by 10:59:59 PM Central. February 17, 2020 All interested applicants are required to submit this Notice of Intent to Apply online form by10:59:59 PM Central.
Recompete/New Application Due in eGrants November 11, 2019 Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central. March 9, 2020 Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central.
Continuation Application Due in eGrants November 11, 2019 Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central. April 13, 2020 Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to grants@onestarfoundation.org by 10:59:59 PM Central.
Notification of Selection May 1, 2020 May 29, 2020
Budget Period Start Date August 1, 2020 Successful applicants may not propose a budget period start date earlier than August 1, 2020. August 1, 2020 or September 1, 2020 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, 2020.
Member Term of Service Start Date August 10, 2020 Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 10, 2020 without special written approval from OneStar. August 10, 2020 Applicants may not propose an AmeriCorps Member term of service start date earlier than August 10, 2020 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. 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

Information 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. Taylor Wolter OneStar Foundation taylor@onestarfoundation.org Phone consultations available by appointment only. Email Taylor 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.
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