Table of Contents

2022 Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Priorities
Application Deadline
Funding Announcement, Mandatory Supplemental Information, 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 Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Priorities

Public Health AmeriCorps will include a 400 million dollar investment, over five years, from the American Rescue Plan Act workforce funding that will enable the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation by providing public health service in communities.

AmeriCorps members will serve primarily in state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments or in service to public health departments. It is strongly recommended that AmeriCorps members serve in at least teams of two. AmeriCorps has found that placing at least two members at a service site location provides economies of scale and aids in retention of members. 

Public Health AmeriCorps goals include: 

  • Help meet public health needs of local communities by providing needed capacity and support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved.
     
  • Provide pathways to good quality public health-related careers by providing exposure through onsite experience, training, and more, with a focus on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.

AmeriCorps agency's priorities include:

  • 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.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO is Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please contact AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov for additional guidance.

Funding Announcement, Mandatory Supplemental Information, and Application Instructions

2022 Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)
2022 Public Health AmeriCorps Mandatory Supplemental Information (PDF)
2022 AmeriCorps State and National Application Instructions (PDF) 
Diversity_Questionnaire_DRAFT.508.xlsx

Performance Measure Instructions

2022 Public Health AmeriCorps Performance Measure Instructions (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. 

español (Spanish Language)
Asistencia técnica en español, favor de contactar a Cristian Martinez Medina, cmartinez-medina@cns.gov For technical assistance in Spanish, please contact Cristian Martinez-Medina, cmartinez-medina@cns.gov

Regional Contacts
Please direct your Public Health AmeriCorps questions to the appropriate regional contacts. When emailing, please send your inquiry to both contacts listed.

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

Midwest (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH)

Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)

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

Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)

South Central (AR, LA, MS, OK, TX)

Southeast (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN)

West (AK, AS, CA, GU, HI, MP, NV, OR, WA)

Technical Assistance Webinars

AmeriCorps is hosting technical assistance webinars for Public Health AmeriCorps applicants to answer questions about the funding opportunity and eGrants. AmeriCorps strongly encourages all applicants participate in these sessions. The Technical Assistance Webinars section will be updated with additional calls and webinars as they are scheduled.  

FY 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps - NOFO 101
During this live webinar, we will review critical components of the 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). We will provide an overview of AmeriCorps State and National, outline aspects of this grant competition, and answer any questions related to the application process. Note: This session is presented twice, and the same information will be covered in both webinars.

FY 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps - Performance Measures Best Practices
During this live webinar, we will focus on how to create high-quality performance measures that align with the applicant's program design and meet requirements outlined in the NOFO and answer any questions related to performance measures. Prior to attending this session, please review the NOFO and Mandatory Supplemental Information. 

FY 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps - Best Practices in Budget Development
During this live webinar, staff from AmeriCorps' Office of Grant Administration will review best practices for submitting a compliant and competitive Public Health AmeriCorps application budget.

FY 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps - Best Practices in Demonstrating Evidence
During this pre-recorded webinar, learn how to support a proposed program design with relevant high-quality data, studies, and/or evaluation reports. Prior to viewing this webinar, please review the NOFO and Mandatory Supplemental Information. 

AmeriCorps 101 and Introduction to Public Health AmeriCorps
During these live webinars, AmeriCorps' Office of Regional Operation staff will review the AmeriCorps' mission, discuss important areas of impact, highlight current programming, and provide an overview of the FY 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO. Staff will also lead a question-and-answer portion with the opportunity for participants to ask questions about AmeriCorps as well as introductory questions related to the Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO. New applicants are encouraged to attend an AmeriCorps 101 webinar, in addition to the FY 2022 Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO 101 webinar. All AmeriCorps 101 webinars will provide the same information and participants are allowed to attend any webinar available. 

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Further information

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