Formula Grant Application Review Process

2018-19 Colorado AmeriCorps State Grant - Formula Request for Applications

Serve Colorado is pleased to release the 2018-19 Colorado AmeriCorps State Grant Request for Applications (RFA or Request) for Formula funding, as well as the related funding timeline, application instructions, and additional resources needed to apply. It is important to note that a Concept Paper is required to be eligible for funding consideration. Concept Papers are due to Serve Colorado by March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MT.* Please click here or copy and paste the following address in your URL for submission:

For your reference, please find the above-mentioned application materials associated with the Formula grant competition below. If you have not already, sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on the current and future funding opportunities. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to enter your contact information.)

* 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 

The following timeline summarizes the key dates associated with this Request:

February 1, 2018 | Formula Competition Request for Applications (RFA) is released

February 9, 2018 | Formula RFA process and Q&A webinar for interested Applicants administered by Serve Colorado. See Serve Colorado website for webinar details.

Available online as early as February 28, 2018 | Training & technical assistance webinar series recorded by Serve Colorado

March 1, 2018 | Concept Paper due to Serve Colorado for New and Recompete Applicants

March 16, 2018 | Invitation to Apply to New and Recompete Applicants

March 30, 2018 | Continuation Formula applications due to Serve Colorado in eGrants.

April 20, 2018 | Full New, Recompete, and Continuation Formula applications due to Serve Colorado in eGrants

May 7, 2018 | Staff Formula Application Review

May 11, 2018 | Peer Review of New and Recompete Formula Applications

Week of May 29, 2018 | Written feedback and clarification requests delivered to Formula Applicants

June 4, 2018 | Written clarification response due from Applicants

June 7 & 8, 2018 | Panel Interviews for New and Recompete Applicants

June 15, 2018 | Revised Formula applications due to Serve Colorado (includes New, Recompete & Continuation Applicants)

June 2018 (TBA) | Final Serve Colorado Formula Application due to CNCS

July 2018 (TBA) | CNCS Notification of successful Formula Applicants


Applicant Technical Assistance Webinars 

In an effort to prepare prospective applicants for submitting a strong AmeriCorps State Grant proposal for Formula funding in the 2018-19 program year, Serve Colorado is releasing a series of pre-recorded technical assistance webinars on the following topics:

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 2018-19 funding by Serve Colorado as of March 16, 2018, as well as all those interested. 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 grant opportunity to Due to the potential for high volume of requests for assistance, please ensure that questions asked cannot be answered by first consulting the Request, Mandatory Supplemental Guidance, Application Instructions, or Performance Measure Instructions.



 The 2018 AmeriCorps State Grant RFA and supporting documents are now available here.