AmeriCorps Grants

Grant Process

ServeRI, the Rhode Island Commission for National and Community Service, announces the availability of AmeriCorps Competitive funds to be awarded to New or Re-competing AmeriCorps applicants through a national competition for the 2019-2020 grant cycle.AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train and manage AmeriCorps members who address unmet community needs. Please refer to the key dates and application documents below. 

Interested applicants should read the 2019-2020 ServeRI Request for Proposals (revised 9/24/18).

Key Dates 

September 28, 2018 Intent to Apply Due
October 4, 2018 Applicant Information Webinar
October 22, 2018 Pre-Application Due *NEW DATE
November 9, 2018 Final Application Due

Multi-State/ National Applicants

National Direct Consultation Link

The Rhode Island Commission participates along with 45 other service commissions in an online format developed by America's Service Commissions for multi-state applicants (National Directs) to initiate their consultation with state service commissions.

Click here to access the National Direct Consultation Form.

Why Consultation? 
As part of the Serve America Act, National Direct Consultation was established to help increase collaboration and coordination among national service programs, which in turn supports the efficient use of national service funds in each state.Consultation is a requirement outlined in the FY18 AmeriCorps NOFO for new, recompete and continuation applicants. State service commissions use the information provided through the National Direct Consultation process to provide input to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on funding decisions that may impact their state, as well as provide feedback/recommendations to the National Direct applicant.