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2021-2022 AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

This Notice is for AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grants. 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 will not be used to support AmeriCorps members.

Important Dates

Application Due

April 8, 2021
Applications are due in eGrants and additionally required documents are due via email to by 11:59:59 PM Central. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Notification of Selection

June 8, 2021

Budget Period

September 1, 2021
Applicants may propose a budget period start date of September 1, 2021 or later. The planning grant period is for 12 months.

  • 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 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.

OneStar will host an informational webinar session covering introductory information related to the AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant opportunity. 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. The call will be recorded; the recording and PowerPoint presentation will be available for download after the call. 

If your organization is interested in learning more about whether a Planning Grant may be a good fit for your organization, please contact:

Taylor Wolter
Outreach Officer
(940) 594-7194
Phone consultations available by appointment only. Schedule phone consultation HERE.

If you need technical assistance with your application, please contact:

Kailee Selzer
Program Specialist
(512) 287-2006
Phone consultations available by appointment only. Email Kailee to schedule.

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 deadline as OneStar is not obligated to respond to questions that are received 48 hours prior to the due date.