Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, agencies, IHEs, Native American tribes, community organizations, and faith-based organizations for public service and volunteer programs. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. The goal of the program is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Most awards made under this RFP have two components:
Operating Funds – Annual Competitive Funding (ASN): AmeriCorps improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities and those serving. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture.
Operating Funds – Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA): Public Health AmeriCorps will invest funding from the American Rescue Plan Act workforce funding that will enable the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation by providing public health service in communities.
For information on AmeriCorps focus areas, see https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/RFP1110/RFP1110-2023-24-AmeriCorps.pdf#page=23.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Awards in response to this RFP for new or recompeting grants will result in multiyear contracts for a term of no more than thirty-nine (39) months from the contract start date, which consists of three (3) 15-month contract periods.
In approving a multiyear project, AmeriCorps will approve initial funding for the first 15-month contract period. Continuation funding is not guaranteed. Applicants that are awarded a multiyear contract must reapply for funding for the second and third 15-month period and are subject to AmeriCorps’s approval process for each period. Contracts awarded from this RFP to applicants that do not reapply will be terminated at the end of their 15-month period.
Apply Online: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp
All communications to report errors or omissions in the procurement process or to ask questions or to request clarification of this RFP must be submitted via email to AmeriCorpsRFP@ocfs.ny.gov.
All inquiries concerning this procurement must be addressed to the director of contracts in the Procurement Unit or their designee(s) at OCFS, via email(preferred) to AmeriCorpsRFP@ocfs.ny.gov or via hard copy mailed to:
Director of Contracts
Questions for RFP# 1110 New York State AmeriCorps 2023-2024 ASN Competitive and PHA
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street
Room 202S – Procurement Unit
Rensselaer, NY 12144