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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -327653-AmeriCorps State 2020-2021
  2020-2021 AmeriCorps State
  Application Deadline:
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 09/01/2020
Project End Date: 08/31/2021
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Jamie Orozco Nagel
Phone: 515-348-6233 x
Email: jamie.nagel@iowaeda.com
Categorical Area: Community Development, Disaster Preparedness, Education , Housing, Human Services, Rural Issues, Solid Waste, Youth
 
 
Description
 
 

Iowa AmeriCorps State 2020-2021

Announcement: Volunteer Iowa is pleased to announce the availability of federal funding in the form of AmeriCorps State program grants.  AmeriCorps is a National Service program that helps meet community needs through the efforts of AmeriCorps members. The AmeriCorps State program offers different types of funding to meet the needs of various host agencies and communities.

For more information, interested organizations should read the Volunteer Iowa Request for Applications (RFA), to be posted below as an attachment.  The RFA lays out full details of the funding opportunity, including allowable funding levels, thresholds for program size, and criteria for selection of awards.  Additional materials complementary to the RFA are also found as attachments below.

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Anticipated Key Dates

Please note that these are anticipated dates and may be updated throughout the grant application and review period.  Check this IowaGrants funding opportunity and sign up for the mailing list to be informed of changes to this timeline.

Initial Announcement- Anticipated Dates & Pre-Application Instructions: 9/12/2019

RFA Release Date: 10/08/2019

Final Application Instructions Release Date (anticipated): 10/18/2019

During the application phase, the status of the application as either new or returning is most relevant for determining due dates.

New:                                                                                                     Returning:

Pre-applications due for NEW applications

11/12/2019, 1/14/2020, or 3/10/2020 11:59 PM

 

Pre-applications due for RETURNING applications

10/08/2019 11:59 PM

NEW applicants notified if invited to submit a final application

w/in 3 weeks of pre-application submission

 

RETURNING applicants notified of status for final application

10/15/2019

 

 

During the technical assistance, final application, and review phases, the status of the application as either formula-only or competitive is most relevant for determining due dates.

Formula:                                                                                                              Competitive:

FORMULA applicant technical assistance period with Volunteer Iowa staff

As requested following pre-application submission

 

COMPETITIVE applicant technical assistance period (working with Volunteer Iowa staff and/or consultants)

10/15/2020-12/31/2020

Final or continuation applications due from applicants for FORMULA funding

2/25/2020 (RETURNING, CONTINUATION, & some NEW) or 4/7/2020 (remaining NEW)

 

Final or continuation applications due from applicants for COMPETITIVE funding

11/12/2019

Clarification period between Volunteer Iowa and FORMULA applicants

Following final submiission

 

Clarification period between Volunteer Iowa and COMPETITIVE applicants

November-December 2019

Revised final applications due from FORMULA applicants

3/17/2020 OR 4/21/2020

 

Revised final applications & evaluation plans due from COMPETITIVE applicants

Early January 2021

FORMULA applicants meet with Volunteer Iowa Grant Review Committee

5/5/2020

 

COMPETITIVE applicant clarification period with CNCS

3/20/2020-4/3/2020

FORMULA applicants notified of funding status from Volunteer Iowa

Following 5/19/2020 commission meeting

 

COMPETITIVE applicants notified of funding status from CNCS

5/1/2020

Final resolutions/negotiation & submission of approved grants to CNCS

mid-late May 2020

 

Final resolutions/negotiation & resubmission of approved grants to CNCS

5/1/2020-5/15/2020

Mandatory new program director training (1-2 days)

Late July or early Aug. 2020

 

Mandatory new program director training (1-2 days)

Late July or early Aug. 2020

Grant agreement period

8/1/ 2020-7/31/2021 OR 9/1/2020-8/31/2021 OR 1/1/2021-12/31/2021

 

Grant agreement period

8/1/ 2020-7/31/2021 OR 9/1/2020-8/31/2021 OR 1/1/2021-12/31/2021

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
VOLUNTEER IOWA REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) - DRAFT 00_2020 Volunteer Iowa RFA_2019.10.08 DRAFT.pdf 614 KB
RFA APPENDIX 1.VOLUNTEER IOWA WAIVER WORKSHEETS 01.1_Waiver_Worksheets_2020.docx 30 KB
RFA APPENDIX 2. STATE PRIORITY CERTIFICATION APPLICATION - UPDATED 01.2_Certification_Application_2020_UPDATED.docx 36 KB
RFA APPENDIX 3. VOLUNTEER IOWA BUDGET NARRATIVE WORKSHEET 01.3_BudgetNarrativeWorksheet_2020.xlsx 88 KB
VOLUNTEER IOWA PRE-APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 01_2020 COMBINED Pre-Application Instructions.docx 135 KB
VOLUNTEER IOWA FINAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 03_2020 FINAL Application Instructions_2019.10.21.pdf 828 KB
VOLUNTEER IOWA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 04_Volunteer Iowa_FAQs_2020.pdf 301 KB
CNCS MANDATORY SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE (MSG) 2020 MSG FINAL.508.pdf 95 KB
CNCS PERFORMANCE MEASURES INSTRUCTIONS 2020 Performance Measures Instructions FINAL.508.pdf 525 KB
CNCS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SURVEY OFMS_Form_Control3045_0102.docx 48 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5462259819795227138 2020-2021 Pre-Application Overview for New AmeriCorps Applicants- Recording
https://nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2020/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2020#calls_webinars CNCS Technical Assistance Call Schedule
Join our list">Join our list Link to Join the Volunteer Iowa 2020-2021 AmeriCorps Grant Competition mailing list
https://amsc.memberclicks.net/national-direct-consultation National Direct Consultation process via ASC
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6964893092370019841 Please register for the 2020-2021 Final Application Overview for Competitive AmeriCorps Applicants on Monday, October 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central time
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACreturn2021 Returning Projects Pre-Application Link
 
 
 
 
 
 
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