Table of Contents

2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Funding Priorities
Application Deadline
Funding Announcement, Mandatory Supplemental Guidance, and Application Instructions
Performance Measure Instructions
Evaluation Plan Template
Applicant Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS)
Clarification
Technical Assistance Information and Regional Contacts 
Technical Assistance Webinars

2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Funding Priorities

The FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants competition, AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in:

  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming to aid communities in their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including outcomes of COVID-19 on student subgroups described in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
  • Educational opportunity and economic mobility for communities experiencing persistent unemployment or underemployment, and students experiencing homelessness or those in foster care.
  • Programs that prioritize civic engagement/social cohesion.
  • AmeriCorps is committed to working on a Nation–to–Nation basis with Tribal Nations and upholding the federal government’s Tribal trust responsibility.
  • Economic Opportunity – including digital skills and increased access to broadband.
  • Education – improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), traditional knowledge and indigenous language, and/or serving students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.
  • Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors – a program model that improves the well-being of military families, caregivers, and survivors.
  • Environmental stewardship and climate change including renewable energy and energy efficiency, building community resilience, sustainable food systems and agriculture, water/wastewater, and conservation and habitat preservation.

To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus and intended outcomes. Proposing programs that receive priority consideration does not guarantee funding.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the 2022 Notice is Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. AmeriCorps State and National expects that successful applicants will be notified by early July 2022.

Funding Announcement, Mandatory Supplemental Information, and Application Instructions

2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)
2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants Mandatory Supplemental Information (PDF) (updated March 3, 2022)
2022 AmeriCorps State and National Application Instructions (PDF)
Diversity Questionnaire Draft (XLSX)

Performance Measure Instructions

2022 AmeriCorps State and National Performance Measure Instructions (PDF)
2022 AmeriCorps State and National Performance Measures Instructions for Planning Grant Applicants (PDF)

Evaluation Plan Template

AmeriCorps State and National Evaluation Plan Template (DOC)

Applicant Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS)

Applicant Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS)

  • All new and recompeting applicants regardless of funding level are required to submit an Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS).
  • Some grantees may have completed a Financial Management Survey (FMS) in the past. The Operational and Financial Management Survey (OFMS) is a different document, and the old FMS will not be accepted in place of the OFMS.
  • The form needs to be completed fully, a response for every question. If there are additional comments needed to explain certain responses, please utilize the ‘preparer’s comments’ section.
  • The OFMS must be submitted as Word Document. All other formats, including PDF, will not be accepted.
  • If possible, please limit the amount of times and locations the document is saved prior to submitting to AmeriCorps. We’ve found that the macros used to extract data from the form can be corrupted by saving the file in different formats or locations.

Clarification

AmeriCorps may ask an applicant for clarifying information. AmeriCorps staff will use this information to make funding recommendations. Not all applications are clarified. A request for clarification does not guarantee an award. Applicants may be recommended for funding even if they are not asked for clarifying information. An applicant's failure to respond to a request for clarification adequately and in a timely manner may result in the removal of its application from consideration.

Technical Assistance Information and Regional Contacts

If you are having technical difficulties with creating an account, preparing, or submitting the application in eGrants, please contact the AmeriCorps Hotline at (800) 942-2677 or via Questions. For all other application questions, please contact AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov

Regional Contacts

Please email your FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants questions to the appropriate regional contact. If there is not a regional contact, please email your questions to AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov.

Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, PR, VA, VI, WV) – Melissa Hartung

Midwest (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH) – Kate McHugh & Marlicia Robinson 

Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY) – Amy Busch

North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI) – Melissa Mohler

Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT) – Anne Ostberg

South Central (AR, LA, MS, OK, TX) – Sasha Cesare

Southeast (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN) – Leah Mehl-Laituri

West (AK, AS, CA, GU, HI, MP, NV, OR, WA) – Becky Curtis & Raga Nadella

Technical Assistance Webinars

AmeriCorps is hosting technical assistance webinars for applicants to answer questions about the funding opportunity and eGrants. AmeriCorps strongly encourages all applicants participate in these webinars. The Technical Assistance Webinars section will be updated with additional webinars and recordings as needed. 

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: NOFO Overview

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff reviewed critical components of the FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants Funding Opportunity (NOFO). AmeriCorps staff provided an overview of AmeriCorps State and National, outlined aspects of this grant competition, and answered any questions related to the application process. Prior to this webinar, please review the NOFO. The same information will be covered in both webinars.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Best Practices in Budget Development 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff guided potential applicants through the best practices for creating a compliant and competitive AmeriCorps grant budget. Prior to this webinar, please review the budget related sections of the Application Instructions.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Budget Development Office Hour 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff answered applicants' budget development questions. Prior to this webinar, please review the NOFO, the budget related sections of the Application Instructions, and view the recording of the Best Practices in Budget Development webinar.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Performance Measures Requirements

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff focused on how to create high-quality performance measures that align with the applicant's program design and meet requirements outlined in the NOFO and answered any questions related to performance measures. Prior to this webinar, please review the NOFO and Mandatory Supplemental Information. 

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Best Practices in Demonstrating Evidence 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff shared how to support a proposed program design with relevant high-quality data, studies, and/or evaluation reports. Prior to this webinar, please review the NOFO and Mandatory Supplemental Information.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Best Practices in Writing an Evaluation Plan

During this pre-recorded webinar, AmeriCorps staff provides an overview of how to develop an evaluation plan that meets AmeriCorps’ requirements for recompeting applicants. Key components of the plan are reviewed and examples of best practices and common challenges are presented.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Best Practices in Evaluation Reporting

During this pre-recorded webinar, AmeriCorps staff explains an evaluation report, including how to organize and present it effectively, that meets AmeriCorps’ requirements for recompeting applicants who are required to submit evaluation reports with their grant applications.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: Grantee Panel Q&A

During this webinar, hear from current directors of AmeriCorps programs in Indian Country. We are pleased to have two tribal program directors with many years of experience using AmeriCorps national service resources as a solution to address critical local issues. Hear why they decided to partner with AmeriCorps, the successes their programs have experienced, and what it is like operating an AmeriCorps program. 

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants Q&A

During these webinars, participants will have the opportunity to ask AmeriCorps staff questions about the FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants application process and clarify information from the publicly available materials. AmeriCorps staff cannot provide responses about specific program designs, comment on the quality or competitiveness of a proposed project, or review or provide feedback on application content. Prior to this webinar, please review the NOFO. 

The video recordings include external links to YouTube’s video platform. YouTube’s privacy and security practices and policies may differ from AmeriCorps’.  AmeriCorps is not responsible for these links nor does it endorse the content of the third-party website.

Further information

Program Type
AmeriCorps State & National
Status
Open
CFDA number
94.006
Contact Email
AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov