2017 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. Applicants invited by MCSC to apply for funding via this competition must request a minimum of 20 Member positions.

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 intent form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5YSG5KQ by Monday, October 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm (CST).

Key Dates/Deadlines

  • Friday, December 9, 2016 (5:00 PM, CST) - Deadline for Concept Papers (first-time applicants/existing sub-grantees proposing new projects). Completed concept papers may be submitted via fax or email to Jerron Johnson, Chief Field Program Officer, at (573) 526-0463 (fax) or jerron.johnson@ded.mo.gov.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 (3:00 PM, CST) - Deadline for grant applications

Technical Assistance:

Technical assistance is available to eligible applicants throughout the grant application period until Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Applicants may direct questions to MCSC staff Monday-Friday, between 9:00 am 4:30 pm (CST). Contact information is provided in the Missouri Notice of Funding Opportunity.

2017 Application Materials

Application Guidelines

Concept Paper Guidelines and Template

Application Forms

Grant Application Workshops

MCSC will host informational webinars during the month of November. Eligible organizations that submit a Notice of Intent to Apply and current sub-grantees applying for continued funding will be notified of these opportunities.

AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation


Organizations that propose to operate AmeriCorps programs in more than one state or territory apply directly to CNCS. National Direct applicants should consult with MCSC and coordinate activities at the local level.

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 cirriculum 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.