Formula Grant Application Review Process

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

The Serve Colorado 2018-19 Colorado AmeriCorps State Grant application round has passed. However, you are welcome to click on the links below to review application materials to better understand the application process.

Watch this space during the release of the next Serve Colorado Request for Applications in September, 2018 for more details. 

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 (estimates)

September 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) Released
Technical Assistance Webinar Series Available
Q&A Conference Call for Interested Applicants
October 2018 Concept Papers Due
Invitations to Apply Sent
November 2018 Full Applications Due
December 2018 Application Review & Clarification Drafted
Written Clarification Response due from Applicants
January 2019 Panel Interviews for New Applicants
Revised Application Due to Serve Colorado
May 2019 Successful Applicants Notified
August 1, 2019 Earliest Start Date for AmeriCorps Programs


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.