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
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)
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

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

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

  • February 16, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
  • March 23, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
  • The same information will be covered in both webinars 
  • Registration (required) 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff will review critical components of the FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants Funding Opportunity (NOFO). AmeriCorps staff will provide an overview of AmeriCorps State and National, outline aspects of this grant competition, and answer any questions related to the application process. Prior to this webinar, please review the NOFO.

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

  • March 10, 2022, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. ET
  • Registration (required) 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff will guide 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 

  • March 24, 2022, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Registration (required) 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff will answer applicants' budget development questions. Prior to this webinar, please attend or view the recording of the Best Practices in Budget Development webinar.

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

  • March 29, 2022, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Registration (required) 

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff 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 this webinar, please review the NOFO and Mandatory Supplemental Information. 

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

  • March 31, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Registration (required)

During this webinar, AmeriCorps staff will share 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.
 

Further information

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