Contact the NJ Commission on National and Community Service
NJ Commission on National and
Community Service
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov

Grant Opportunities

Americorps LogoAmeriCorps Formula Grants

The NJ Commission on National and Community Service, NJ Department of State, announces funding opportunities for 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Formula grants. Applications may be submitted for new or re-competing programs.

AmeriCorps is a national service program funded by the Corporation on National and Community Service (CNCS). The CNCS strategic plan has highlighted the following focus areas where service can make a major impact: education, economic opportunity, service by and for veterans, disaster services, energy conservation, and health.

Agencies eligible to apply include: public or private non-profit organizations; community and faith-based organizations; Local Education Agencies including charter schools; institutions of higher education; local, county or state government. Formula applications are reviewed only at the state level.

Application Due Date: The application deadline for AmeriCorps Formula Grants is May 14, 2015.

2015/2016 NJ AmeriCorps Formula Grant Funding Guidelines

Contact Rowena Madden Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us or Ivette Ramos Ivette.Ramos@sos.state.nj.us if you have questions.

AmeriCorps Competitive Grants

The NJ Commission on National and Community Service, NJ Department of State, announces funding opportunities for 2015 AmeriCorps Competitive grants. AmeriCorps, sometimes called the “Domestic Peace Corps” is a national service program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the NJ Commission seeks to identify projects that it can submit for consideration by the Corporation on National and Community Service. These projects will deploy AmeriCorps participants or “members” effectively to solve significant community problems. In return for their service, members benefit from a living allowance of up to $12,530 (F/T) and an educational award of up to $5,730 held in trust for college cost of attendance or to pay back existing federal loans.

The CNCS strategic plan has highlighted the following focus areas: Education, including STEM; Environmental Stewardship; Healthy Futures; Economic Opportunity, including My Brother’s Keeper; Veterans and Military Families; and, Disaster Services. Eligible agencies include public or private non-profit organizations, community and faith-based organizations; local education agencies including charter schools; local, county or state government; and, colleges.

Application Deadline: The application deadline for AmeriCorps Competitive Grants has passed. Please check back for information about future grants.