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 2021-2022 Formula Funding Opportunity 

Serve Connecticut is currently seeking local programs to compete for AmeriCorps*State Formula funding at the state level. This 2021-2022 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 12, 2021.

Please refer to the following AmeriCorps Connecticut 2021-2022 Formula Funding Guidance in preparing your application:

  • AmeriCorps Connecticut 2021-2022 Formula Serve Connecticut Newsletter [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps Connecticut 2021-2022 Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps Connecticut 2021-2022 Formula Application Instructions [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps State & National Mandatory Supplemental Guidance 2021-2022 [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps State & National Performance Measure Instructions 2021-2022 [PDF attached]
  • AmeriCorps Financial Management Survey 2021-2022 [Word Doc attached]


Required Trainings and Technical Assistance Opportunities

Pre-registration for all trainings is required. Individual registrants will be provided Zoom links via email to their selected trainings. More than one representative of the applicant organization may register for each training. Interested parties are asked to please use this link to register for all three required trainings as well as the optional training listed below.

Required Live Virtual Trainings:

Participation in the following three live, virtual trainings is required by representatives of all AmeriCorps Connecticut 2021-2022 Formula grant applicant organizations. 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

Register for either Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm or Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:00-11:00am

Required: AmeriCorps Connecticut Formula - Effectively Using Evidence

Register for either Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm or Thursday, February 25, 2021, 10:00-11:00am

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

Register for either Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:00-11:00am or Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm

Optional Live Virtual Training:

Participation in the following live, virtual optional training is welcomed by representatives of all AmeriCorps Connecticut 2021-2022 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    

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:00-11:00am

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

Module 2: AmeriCorps Connecticut Funding

Module 3: AmeriCorps Members

Module 4: AmeriCorps Program Design

Module 5: Next Steps for New Applicants

Organizations who are not yet ready to submit for the 2021-2022 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 [link to] to learn more.

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