2019 AmeriCorps Grant Application Review Process

Competition for AmeriCorps State Grant - Request for Applications for New Grants 

The 2019-20 Colorado AmeriCorps Grant review process is complete. Watch this space in September 2019 for details related to requests for applications to apply for AmeriCorps programming (or planning grants, pending funding availability) to begin in the fall of 2020. 

Review the resources and our past round's calendar outlined below to familiarize yourself with our process. 

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*Publication of this Notice does not obligate Serve Colorado or CNCS to award any specific number of grants nor to obligate the entire amount of funding available.

Application Timeline


RFA Process and Q&A webinar for interested
applicants administered by Serve Colorado.

View the Recording Here.

March 29, 2019 Applications due to Serve Colorado in eGrants
April 12, 2019 Staff and peer application review complete
April 19, 2019 Written feedback and clarification requests sent to applicants
May 14, 2019

Written clarification response due from applicants

June 7, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel interviews for applicants
June 17, 2019 Revised applications due to Serve Colorado
June 19, 2019 Serve Colorado notification of successful special competition grant applicants
June 28, 2019 Final Serve Colorado application due to CNCS
July 29, 2019 CNCS notification of certified funding of successful applicants
August 5, 2019 Earliest possible start date for Formula operations grants
September 3, 2019 Earliest possible start date for planning grants

Application Resources

Applicant Technical Assistance Webinars

In an effort to prepare prospective applicants for submitting a strong AmeriCorps State Grant proposal, Serve Colorado provides a series of pre-recorded technical assistance webinars. Note that not all content from these webinars are directly applicable to developing a planning grant. However, they do provide useful context when thinking through the various components of designing and running and AmeriCorps program. 

View the first webinar: Introduction to AmeriCorps & AmeriCorps Members

View the second webinar: AmeriCorps Program Management & Design

View the third webinar: Developing your AmeriCorps Budget

The Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) also has a webpage with resources for those interested in applying for AmeriCorps State and National grants. Please refer to Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants to find information on AmeriCorps.

Please submit any questions you have about this and future grant opportunities to Serve Colorado Deputy Director Paul Brown at paul.brown@state.co.us. Due to the potential for a high volume of requests for assistance, please ensure that questions asked cannot be answered by first consulting the resources below.