AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula federal funding is awarded by AmeriCorps, the agency, to Serve Connecticut, which then subgrants these funds to successful applicants in its Connecticut-based Formula grant application process.

This is an annual process that is open to all eligible applicants as funding availability allows.

AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula Funding Opportunity 

Serve Connecticut is currently seeking local programs to compete for AmeriCorps State Formula funding at the state level. This 2022-2023 AmeriCorps State Formula notice will focus grantmaking in the following focus areas: Advancing Racial Equality, Child Poverty, COVID-19 Recovery, Disaster Services, Economic Mobility, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families.

Applications are due in eGrants 11:59pm, March 11, 2022.

Please refer to the following AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula Funding Guidance in preparing your application:

  • AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula Serve Connecticut Newsletter [To be released by Serve Connecticut in January 2022]
  • AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity [To be released by Serve Connecticut in January 2022]
  • AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula Application Instructions [To be released by Serve Connecticut in January 2022]
  • AmeriCorps State & National Mandatory Supplemental Guidance 2022-2023 [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps State & National Performance Measure Instructions 2022-2023 [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps Financial Management Survey 2022-2023 [Word Doc attached]

 

Required Trainings and Technical Assistance Opportunities

Serve Connecticut is wholly invested in facilitating the accessibility of national service resources to all eligible entities and their community partners. As such, Serve Connecticut staff provide a slate of introductory trainings as well as ongoing technical assistance to all organizations interested in and/or applying for AmeriCorps funding.

Organizations intending to submit an application for AmeriCorps Formula funding must participate in all trainings designated as required in order to submit an AmeriCorps Formula funding application; AmeriCorps Formula applications from organizations who do not participate in these require trainings will not be accepted/reviewed. One representative from the organization must attend all required trainings (i.e., the same person); additional representatives from the organization as well as consultants (i.e. grant writers, accountants, evaluators, etc.) may also attend those trainings that are relevant to their focus or expertise.

All organizations interested in learning about AmeriCorps Formula funding are welcome to attend; attendance does not mean your organization must submit an AmeriCorps Formula funding application.

Pre-registration for all trainings is required. Individual registrants will be provided Zoom links via email to their selected trainings. Interested parties are asked to please use this link to register for all required trainings: To be released by Serve Connecticut January 2022.

 

Required Live Virtual Trainings:

Participation in the following three live, virtual trainings is required by a minimum of one representative from each AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula grant applicant organization. AmeriCorps funding applications will not be accepted from organizations who do not participate in these trainings; however, participation does not obligate an organization to submit an application.

Required: AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula - Funding Application Process

TBD January 2022

Required: AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula - Effectively Using Evidence

TBD January 2022

Required: AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula - Program & Budget Design Best Practices  

TBD January 2022

Optional Live Virtual Training:

Participation in the following live, virtual optional training is welcomed by representatives of all AmeriCorps Connecticut 2022-2023 Formula grant applicant organizations. While Serve Connecticut staff are available to answer individual applicant questions throughout the application process, applicants may find it beneficial to participate in a group setting Q&A with fellow applicants.

Optional: AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula: Commission Office Hours/Applicant Q&A Forum    

TBD January 2022

Is your organization ready for AmeriCorps?

Organizations considering applying for AmeriCorps Connecticut funding for the first time are strongly urged to watch the following five-part series, Introduction to AmeriCorps Connecticutprior to attending any required live technical assistance webinars associated with the funding process to which you are applying.

Module 1: How AmeriCorps Funding Works

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/MLw8v4Bjs1pfQvEccmFj5U4RDbdh_to4irrZGeQK8N2EY1ZooiDQLNQZyyctLyps.UPzFd5ufHL2Df8ZD

Module 2: AmeriCorps Connecticut Funding

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/Zq-dFaAkXAT67G3-tWE-4HW3_W6yki0clxm5S0NeJqtYU3GNLY8n4w9oM7SuYNxB.fBrSq7Gr-zIuDN09

Module 3: AmeriCorps Members

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/4EM9Yr6p9Po6pdZdPN8wH96oyTZDPzBmdriLgjGDFbyXBuXIAidfmnjAg6vuKExn.bRw0ecLL2P9EylGY

Module 4: AmeriCorps Program Design

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/4pAhMKjhgXcvfP61b2weIjUtb2IY6VcJQ9qzOQA3wD5Rqo5fMQRiXLJh7rhl_XMv.z-akk-_vkvp_q_c7

Module 5: Next Steps for New Applicants

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zEcyafddKsd4-7G33EVDDRszI17yzG9f-t2lpsPmRD4w3cVLDnKILNH-UD-9LkOw.nRJggTT4EUyu0c0e

Organizations who are not yet ready to submit for the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula competition, but would like to submit in future competitions are encouraged to submit an AmeriCorps Program Concept Proposal to Serve Connecticut to receive technical assistance in developing their national service strategy. Click here to learn more.

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