Formula Grant Application Review Process


NOTE: The Formula Grant Application Review Process is currently closed.

Below, for your reference, you will find the documents associated with the 2017-18 competition.

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2017-18 Notice of Grant Opportunity (NOGO) 

Serve Colorado is pleased to release the 2017 Notice of Grant Opportunity (NOGO) for AmeriCorps State Formula grants.  This NOGO modifies the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  This NOGO should be used in conjunction with the Serve Colorado Application Instructions, the AmeriCorps Regulations, the CNCS Mandatory Supplemental Guidance, and the CNCS Performance Measure Instructions to complete your AmeriCorps State grant proposal for program year 2017-2018.


Application Timeline

A completed Concept Paper is required of New and Re-compete Applicants to be eligible for this competition.  Concept Papers are due to Serve Colorado by March 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. MT.  Continuation Applicants do not need to submit a Concept Paper; however, written notification must be submitted to Serve if opting to request changes to their originally proposed program.  The chart below provides a summary of the key dates associated with this Notice

March 1, 2017

NOGO is released

March 1-3, 2017

Formula application question & answer period for Applicants administered by the State of Colorado.

March 22, 2017

Concept Paper due to Serve Colorado for New and Recompete Applicants

Week of March 27, 2017

Invitation to Apply to New and Recompete Applicants

Week of April 3, 2017;

Week of April 10, 2017; and

Week of April 17, 2017;

Technical assistance webinar series administered by Serve Colorado


April 21, 2017

Full New, Recompete, and Continuation Formula applications due to Serve Colorado in eGrants

Week of May 1, 2017

Staff Formula Application Review

Week of May 8, 2017

Peer Review of New and Recompete Formula Applications

Week of May 15, 2017

Written feedback and clarification requests to Formula Applicants

May 31, 2017

Written clarification response from Applicants due to Serve Colorado

June 2, 2017

Panel Interviews for New, Recompete, and Continuation Applicants

June 12, 2017

Revised Formula application due to Serve Colorado (includes New, Recompete & Continuation Applicants)

June 26, 2017

Final Serve Colorado Formula Application due to CNCS

July 2017

CNCS Notification of successful Formula Applicants


Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar Series

In an effort to prepare all New, Re-competing, and Continuation applicants for submitting a strong application for the 2017-18 Formula Grant Opportunity for AmeriCorps State Programs, Serve Colorado will release a three-part technical assistance webinar series as follows:

 Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (MST) - AmeriCorps Basics 

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (MST) - Theory of Change and AmeriCorps Performance Measures

Monday, April 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. (MST) - AmeriCorps Budgets

Each of the technical assistance webinars are intended for individuals who have submitted an AmeriCorps State Program Concept Paper and received an invitation to apply for 2017-18 funding by Serve Colorado as of March 31, 2017, as well as all those interested.

Please submit any questions you may have to  Due to the potential for high volume of requests for assistance, please ensure that questions asked cannot be answered by first consulting the Notice, Mandatory Supplemental Guidance, Application Instructions, or Performance Measure Instructions. 



The 2017 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity and supporting documents are now available here.


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