This funding opportunity is available to those who do not currently have an active grant with AmeriCorps Seniors.

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Application Deadline
AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program
Required Documents
Training and Technical Assistance Calls and Recordings
Frequently Asked Questions
 

New Applicants are invited to submit applications for the FY 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program (American Rescue SDP) funds. Applicants are required to address one or more of the following Focus Areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veteran and Military Families. Applicants are invited to apply for funding based on the determination that your project proposal meets the criteria as detailed in this document.

To maximize the impact of investment in national service; AmeriCorps Seniors will prioritize national service investments in the following areas:

  • Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. AmeriCorps Seniors is specifically interested in applications that establish or support education, vaccination, and vaccination education efforts; particularly in hard-to-reach communities.
  • Applications that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advance racial equality, and increase opportunity to achieve sustainable change in communities.
  • Applicants may propose programming in any county, city, or town. Applicants are encouraged to propose programming in the priority service areas identified on Appendix A: List of Priority Areas.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the FY 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors - American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program NOFO is Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please contact AmericanRescueSDP@cns.gov for additional guidance.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors-American Rescue Plan Senior Demonstration Program

Required Documents

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 location.

Diversity Questionnaire (Survey Monkey) - posted Nov. 11, 2021

  • All applicant are required to submit the Diversity Questionnaire.

Training and Technical Assistance Calls and Recordings

AmeriCorps Seniors will host a series of webinars to introduce potential applicants to the AmeriCorps Seniors SDP programs, this opportunity, its performance measurement system and more. See below for available sessions, and click on the link to register and receive detailed connection information. All session will be recorded and recordings will be available on this document shortly after a webinar’s conclusion.

Technical Assistance for the AmeriCorps Seniors’ American Rescue Plan SDP

Session 1: Introducing AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Seniors and its Programs Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:30pm ET

Registration closed, please see recording linked below. 

This webinar briefly introduces AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Seniors, and all of its programs and we will review how the competition works.

Session 2: Touring the Notice of Funding Opportunity Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:30pm ET

Registration closed, please see recording linked below. 

In this session, we will review the Notice of Funding Opportunity and conduct a Q&A.

Session 3: AmeriCorps Seniors in Actions: Mobilizing a Generation Thursday, December 2, 2021- 3:00 pm ET and Thursday, January 13, 2022- 3:00 pm ET

Registration Link

This webinar explains the AmeriCorps Seniors programs in depth, including spotlighting the kinds of activities volunteers may engage in, performance measure requirements and specific aspects of program management and compliance that applicants need to understand in their application.

  • Recording Link - posted after webinar
  • Closed Caption Link - posted after webinar
  • Spanish Translation Link - posted after webinar

Session 4: Submitting Your Application in eGrants Tuesday, December 14, 2021- 3:30pm ET

Registration Link

This webinar walks through eGrants, AmeriCorps’ electronic grants management system, step-by-step. Recording Link- posted after webinar Closed Caption Link- posted after webinar Spanish Translation Link- posted after webinar

Session 5: Understanding the National Performance Measures Thursday, December 16, 2021- 3:00 pm ET and Tuesday, January 18, 2022- 3:00 pm ET

Registration Link

In this session, we will review the National Performance Measures and conduct a Q&A.

  • Recording Link - posted after webinar
  • Closed Caption Link - posted after webinar
  • Spanish Translation Link - posted after webinar

Session 6: Best Practices in Budget Development – Prerecorded

In this session, AmeriCorps Seniors and Office of Grants Administration (OGA) review best practices in budget development for AmeriCorps Seniors funding opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Further information

This funding opportunity is available to those who do not currently have an active grant with AmeriCorps Seniors.
CFDA number
94.017
Contact Email
AmericanRescueSDP@cns.gov