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Grants to Washington Agencies, Nonprofits, IHEs, and Tribes for Volunteer Community Service Programs

AmeriCorps State Formula Grant - New/Recompete Operational Grants

GrantWatch ID# 188430
Agency: State

Funding Source
Serve Washington and AmeriCorps
CFDA Number: 94.006
Funding or PIN Number: State Solicitation Number: 22-200
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM PST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Washington local and state governments, nonprofit organizations, Tribal entities, and institutions of higher education to implement or restart volunteer community service programs. Funding is intended for programs that engage members in interventions and practices that help to strengthen communities. This program is for New/Recompete Grants, for those new to Washington AmeriCorps operational grant funding, and those ending a three-year grant looking to recompete for another grant.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Serve Washington Funding Priorities

  • Service strategies are driven by community identified priorities
  • Organizations that are led and staffed by people that reflect the communities being served
  • Programs that strive to recruit and select national service members that reflect communities being served
  • Models that utilize service as a strategy to develop career pathways, address the housing crisis, support child wellness, and tackle climate change
  • Replicate proven models that support a locally identified need
  • Models that engage adults 55+
  • Ensure resources are available to tribes, rural, and other underrepresented communities, and results in a geographically diverse portfolio of programs

AmeriCorps Focus Areas

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

AmeriCorps Funding Priorities can be found at


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The following non-Federal entities (all of which are defined in 2 CFR 200.1) are eligible to apply:
- Indian Tribes
- Institutions of higher education
- Local governments
- Nonprofit organizations
- State service commissions
- States and US Territories

One Member Service Year (MSY) is equivalent to one 1700-hour full-time AmeriCorps position. The purpose of this RFGA is to solicit grant applications from programs that can support a “team” of AmeriCorps members. As such, to be considered for funding, Serve Washington expects grant applications to be between 10-35 MSYs.

Pre-Application Information
- Request for Grant Applications Released: Feb. 17, 2023
- Technical Assistance Zoom for Applicants: Feb. 23
- Completed Applications Due from Applicants: March 17, 2023, by 5:00 pm
- Staff Review for Compliance: March 20, 2023
- Grant Review Committee Application Review: March 21 - April 14, 2023
- Grant Review Committee Meeting: April 21, 2023; Note: Applicants must be available by phone on this day in the event the GRC needs additional information or clarification.
- Clarification and Revision Period for Some Applicants: Beginning On/Around April 24, 2023
- Serve Washington Commissioners Vote on Grant Review Committee Recommendations: May 11, 2023
- Notification to ALL Applicants Regarding Serve Washington Vote: Week of May 15, 2023
- Serve Washington to Submit Applications to AmeriCorps (No Later Than): May 17, 2023
- AmeriCorps to Award Grants (No Later Than): July 25, 2023

Please ask all questions no later than one week before the deadline, or March 10, 2023.

Applicants must have a valid SAM registration and Unique Entity Identifier to receive an award.

Recording of Technical Assistance Call:

Estimated Size of Grant
Most programs will not exceed $23,000; programs that meet the specialized criteria may not exceed $26,000. For Specialize Criteria, see Page 10 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below.

Term of Contract
The project award period is one full year, generally the 1st of the month through the last day of the 12th month.
• The earliest project award period allowed is August 1, 2023 – July 31, 2024.
• The latest project award period allowed is January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.

Contact Information
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Questions and required additional documents must be submitted to

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