Request for Proposals - 2015-16 PY AmeriCorps*State Grant
All New, Re-compete, and Planning Grant applicants must submit a Concept Paper. The Concept Paper is meant as a first step in drafting your full application, and as a way to give a brief overview of the program you will be proposing for funding. Applicants must submit a Concept Paper in order to be eligible to compete for 2015-16 Program Year funding (except continuation applicants).
http://www.in.gov/serveindiana/files/Concept_Paper_Guidelines_PY15-16_Published_2014_8_19_Version_2.pdf">Concept Paper Guidelines can be downloaded here.
Deadline for Concept Paper submissions is 11:59 p.m., September 12, 2014.
http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national">AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (called the Corporation or CNCS), an independent federal agency. The mission of the Corporation is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.
In order to maximize the impact of the investment in national service, the Corporation is focused on funding programs that can demonstrate an evidence-based approach to creating community impact and solving community problems. Applicants for AmeriCorps funding must demonstrate a well-researched need within the community, a sound plan to engage AmeriCorps members in meeting the community need, and the ability to design and implement effective evaluation systems to capture the outcomes of the AmeriCorps program and members’ service.
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage AmeriCorps members during a defined term of service. The Corporation administers AmeriCorps funding through a network of State Service Commissions. These commissions review grant applications, select grant recipients for state funding or national competition, and monitor grant activities. The information in this document addresses AmeriCorps State funding in Indiana. The Serve Indiana Commission is the State Service Commission in Indiana.
Serve Indiana Commission and Serve Indiana
The Serve Indiana Commission is the governor-appointed administrative agent of the AmeriCorps*State programs in Indiana for the Corporation for National and Community Service, supported by Serve Indiana. For more information about the Commission and Serve Indiana, please visit our website at http://www.serveindiana.gov/">http://www.serveindiana.gov