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Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and Tribes for Public Service and Volunteer Programs

New York State AmeriCorps 2023-2024 Competitive and 2023-2024 Public Health AmeriCorps

New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and New York State Commission on National and Community Service (CNCS)


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #137645

Grant Description

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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.

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 grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities.
This RFP includes two different AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities:
  • Americorps State and National (ASN) Competitive Funding Grant
  • Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA) Grant

Most awards made under this RFP have two components:

  1. Operating funds, and
  2. AmeriCorps member positions 

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.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

New York State AmeriCorps subgrants are awarded to public or private nonprofit organizations (including faith-based), other community organizations, Native American tribes, institutions of higher education, local governments, nonprofit organizations, state agencies or other non-federal governmental entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties), labor organizations, partnerships and consortia, and intermediaries that will operate solely in New York State.

This RFP is for new and recompeting applicants in the third and final year of a competitive funding cycle and applying for a new Competitive grant cycle and applicants that are applying for a new PHA funding cycle.

New AmeriCorps ASN are eligible to apply for cost reimbursement and the Education Award Program (EAP) grants but are not eligible to apply for Full-Cost Fixed Amount grants.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session (optional) 11/7/2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m8db946588cc7d88160ad84accff9fdaa

Technical Informational Meeting Session (optional) 11/7/2022 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m23f1ec2a902a98f3d078994c9615832a

Pre-Application Information:

Calendar of Events
- Issuance of Request for Proposals 10/31/2022
- Programmatic and Evidence Informational Meeting Session (optional) 11/7/2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Technical Informational Meeting Session (optional) 11/7/2022 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Written Questions11/9/2022 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Responses to Written Questions Posted On or about 11/16/2022
- Recommended Date to Request to Submit Additional Projects, and deadline to Prequalify in the Grants Gateway 11/21/2022 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline for Submission of Proposals in eGrants and New York State Supporting Documents 11/28/2022 by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time
- Anticipated Notification of Award No earlier than mid-May
- Anticipated Contract Start Date No earlier than 8/1/202

New and recompeting applicants must be prequalified, if not exempt, in the New York State Grants Gateway on the application deadline. Vendors are strongly encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible. If you are not already registered, register with the Grants Gateway at https://grantsmanagement.ny.gov/.

All applications must include an Employer Identification Number (EIN), and a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), associated with their registration with System for Award Management (SAM).

New York State governmental entities approved for AmeriCorps funding will be compensated on a cost reimbursement basis only.

Matching funds may be required based on the application type.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

- ASN - Maximum Cost Per MSY for Cost Reimbursement and Full-Cost Fixed Grants is $23,000
- ASN - The Minimum Living Allowance for Full-time members is $17,600
- ASN - The Maximum Total Living Allowance for Full-time members is $35,200

- PHA - Maximum Cost Per MSY for Cost Reimbursement is $28,800
- PHA - The Minimum Living Allowance for Full-time members is $17,600
- PHA - The Maximum Total Living Allowance for Full-time members is $35,200

Term of Contract:

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.

Contact Information:

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

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