AmeriCorps Competitive Grants
AmeriCorps is a national service network that provides full- and part-time opportunities for participants, called members, to serve their communities and build the capacity of organizations to meet local needs. The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service, New Jersey Department of State, seeks to fund local initiatives and utilize the AmeriCorps model to increase civic engagement and improve New Jersey’s communities by deploying AmeriCorps members to provide services in the six focus areas identified in the Serve America Act. These focus areas are:
- Disaster Services
- Economic Opportunity, including My Brother’s Keeper
- Education, including STEM
- Environmental Stewardship
- Healthy Futures
- Veterans and Military Families
Through this AmeriCorps Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (hereinafter, the Commission) seeks submission of applications that demonstrate that they will engage AmeriCorps members in an evidence-informed and evidence-based approach to providing a service intervention that will result in intended solutions to community problems (e.g., based on proposed program’s performance and evaluation data or research demonstrating the effectiveness of a similar intervention). Applicants will be awarded points for providing evidence that their proposal intervention will lead to the outcomes identified in the theory of change (logic model). Applicants shall provide evidence that the proposed intervention is effective for the proposed population and community challenge.
Application Deadline: December 16, 2015
2016/2017 New Jersey AmeriCorps Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity
CNCS Performance Measures Instructions
Two Technical Assistance Workshops will be held:
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Camden County College
Rm. RCCRETC 157,
Regional Emergency Training Center
420 Woodbury Turnersville Rd., Blackwood, NJ
- Friday, November 6, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy
300 Oldham Rd.,
Only applications submitted by agencies that attend one of the technical assistance sessions listed above will be accepted.
Pre-registration is requested by calling 609-633-9627 or via e-mail at Vanessa.McCall@sos.nj.gov. Registrants requiring special accommodations for the Technical Assistance Workshops should identify their needs at the time of registration.
If you have any questions contact:
Rowena Madden Rowena.Madden@sos.nj.gov
or Ivette Ramos Ivette.Ramos@sos.nj.gov