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. Competitive applications are due to the Commission
on Monday, December 15, 2014 and are reviewed at both the state and national levels.
The NJ Commission’s NOFO for Competitive funding will be available on or about Friday, October 17,
Application Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014
Application Guidelines: 2015/16 New Jersey AmeriCorps Competitive Application Guidelines
Attendance at a technical assistance session is mandatory in order to be considered for funding. Three
technical assistance sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Tuesday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. at Middlesex Fire Academy Auditorium, 1001 Fire
Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ
- Wednesday, November 12 10:00 a.m. Camden County College, Rm. 150A, Regional
Emergency Training Center, 420 Woodbury Turnersville Rd., Blackwood, NJ
- Thursday, November 13 10:00 a.m. Passaic County Technical Institute Auditorium, 45
Reinhardt Rd., Wayne, NJ
Call 609-633-9627 to register for a technical assistance session.
Rowena Madden Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us or Ivette Ramos Ivette.Ramos@sos.state.nj.us if you have questions.
AmeriCorps Formula Grants
The NJ Commission on National and Community Service, NJ Department of State, announces funding opportunities for 2013 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 Deadline: The application deadline for AmeriCorps Formula Grants has passed. Please check back for information about future grants.
If you have any questions contact:
Rowena Madden Rowena.Madden@sos.state.nj.us
or Ivette Ramos Ivette.Ramos@sos.state.nj.us