2016 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 and volunteerism. 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 accepted for AmeriCorps State formula consideration. First-time applicants must propose to engage a minimum of five (5) and no more than ten (10) Member Service Years (MSYs). One MSY is the equivalent of one full-time AmeriCorps Member.

Key Dates

  • December 18, 2015 (5:00 PM, CST) - Deadline for Concept Papers (first-time applicants/existing sub-grantees proposing new projects). Email completed concept papers to jerron.johnson@ded.mo.gov.
  • March 11, 2016 (3:00 PM, CST) - Deadline for grant applications

Technical Assistance:

Only organizations that attended the FY16 grant application workshops may submit an application for funding consideration. Technical assistance will be available Monday – Friday (9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, CST) until Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by contacting (573) 751-7488 / (877) 210-7611 or emailing MCSC staff.


2016 Application Materials

Concept Paper

Application Guidelines

Application Forms

Grant Application Workshops

Continuation Workshop-November 18, 2015

New Applicant Workshop-November 19, 2015

New Applicant and Re-compete Workshop-November 20, 2015

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.