2020 AmeriCorps Missouri Funding Opportunity

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs to strengthen local communities through national service. Eligible organizations include public or private nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and state or local government entities.

Proposals from first-time applicants will be considered for AmeriCorps State formula funding. All AmeriCorps State formula applicants must request a minimum of 5.00 Member Service Years (MSY). One MSY is the equivalent of one full-time AmeriCorps Member.

The AmeriCorps State competitive funding opportunity is by invitation only.

Notice of Intent to Apply (First-time Applicants Only)

All first-time applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply to MCSC by completing the form at to apply by Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST).

Key Dates/Deadlines

  • Monday, November 25, 2019 (3:00 PM, CST) - First deadline for competitive applications (only those who are invited) to be submitted to MCSC for review.
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 (5:00 PM, CST) - Deadline for Concept Papers (first-time applicants/existing sub-grantees proposing new projects). Completed concept papers must be submitted to Don Stamper, Executive Director via email at don.stamper@ded.mo.gov or fax at (573) 526-0463.
  • Friday, March 6, 2020 (3:00 PM, CST) - Deadline for formula grant applications; includes New, Recompete, and Continuation applicants.

Technical Assistance:

Technical assistance is available to eligible applicants throughout the grant application period until Friday, February 28, 2020. Applicants may direct questions to MCSC staff Monday-Friday, between 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. (CST). Contact information is provided in the Missouri Notice of Funding Opportunity.

2020 Application Materials

Grant Application Workshops

The following documents are presentations related to the grant application components. MCSC will host technical assistance calls to further discuss these topics and answer applicant questions. Eligible organizations that submitted a Notice of Intent to Apply and current sub-grantees applying for continued funding will be notified of these opportunities.

Application Guidelines

Concept Paper Guidelines and Template

Application Forms

Technical Assistance

The link below provides documents developed by CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service) to provide descriptions, information, and clarification regarding the NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity). Some of this information has been incorporated into the Missouri NOFO. Please note, you will only complete the Missouri NOFO. You can find those documents under the category entitled "Technical Assistance Information".

Additionally, there are scheduled conference calls available to assist applicants with completing the NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity). The dates, times, and phone numbers are included from this link as well. Each conference call is recorded and the replay number is provided. You can find this information under the category entitled "Technical Assistance Call Schedule and Registration".

MCSC will be providing technical assistance and answering applicant questions. Notification will be sent regarding this opportunity for additional help. MCSC will also update the website for more details.


Other Resources

Previous Funding Opportunities

Grant Application Resources

CNCS Funding Opportunities

To see current funding opportunities offered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities.

Performance Measurement

For information and curriculum on National Performance Measures, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/performance-measurement. Topics covered included performance measurement basics, theory of change, evidence base, quality performance measures, and data collection and instruments.

Financial Management

For information and curriculum on financial management and budget preparation, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/financial-management.

*To learn more about Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/ASNgrants.