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Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps RFP                                                                      National Direct Consultation


2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals (RFP)

On August 23, 2017, the Corporation for National and Community Service released its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2018-2019 program year. On September 8, 2017 Serve Wisconsin released its RFP and is seeking organizations to operate national service programming addressing community needs in the 2018-2019 program year. On October 23, 2017 Serve Wisconsin amended the original RFP. All current RFP documents are listed on this page.

 

Mandatory Notifications of Intent to Apply were due to Serve Wisconsin by October 17, 2017.  Only those prospective applicants who submitted a Notification of Intent to Apply by that deadline are eligible to proceed in the application process under the current RFP.

Proposals and additional documents from eligible applicants are due November 3, 2017 by 4:30 PM CT. See RFP #1819WNCSB-AC (below) for details. 

 

Note:  The RFP and Instructions on this page are for AmeriCorps Program Grant proposals.  If you are interested in an AmeriCorps Planning Grant, please see the information on this page instead:  http://servewisconsin.wi.gov/Funding/AmeriCorps-Planning-Grant-RFP/.

 

2018-2019 RFP

The 2018 competition will target AmeriCorps grant-making on the six national focus areas identified in the Serve America Act and the agency's five-year Strategic Plan:  disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. 

 

Through the 2018 competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, safer communities, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, and the Governor and Mayor Initiative. CNCS will continue to focus on national service programs that improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults. In addition, CNCS seeks to increase its investment in programs that engage a significant number of participants age 55 or older as AmeriCorps members.


2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals #1819WNCSB-AC - Amended 10/23/2017 

2018-2019 AmeirCorps*State Request for Proposals #1819WNCSB-AC - Amended 10/23/2017 with tracked changes

Appendix A: Application Peer Review Form  

Appendix B: Formula Funding Process 

Appendix C: Formula Selection Criteria 



2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Application Instructions and Attachments


Additional Checklists


Required Additional Checklist A - Additional Documents Checklist - corrected 10/23/2017 (PDF & Word )

Required Additional Checklist B:  Budget Checklist  (PDF  & Word )

Required Additional Checklist C:  Alignment with State Service Plan 

Required Additional Checklist D:  Financial Management Survey  (PDF  & Word )

 

2018 National Performance Measure Instructions


How to Apply

All interested applicants needed to submit a Notification of Intent by October 17, 2017. If you missed the Notification of Intent to Apply deadline and are still interested in funding opportunities please contact servewisconsin@wisconsin.gov.

 

All applicants must use the application materials above to submit a proposal. Please refer to the RFP and other documents included above for submission details and requirements.

 

Technical Assistance Webinar Schedule and Participation Information

Multiple webinars were conducted in September and October to provide training related to the RFP. You may access past recordings of Technical Assistance Webinars and additional resources regarding the RFP, logic models, evidence base, and theory of change here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7FUCNVwAN3tSzhncXZ1TW1TNm8?usp=sharing

 

RFP Updates - September 26th at 2 PM CT (see Google Drive link to see the recording and slides)

This webinar will highlight changes made to the 2018-2019 RFP from the 2017-2018 RFP. Please use the information above to join both the audio and web conference in order to be able to see the content that is being presented verbally and visually.

 

New Applicant Webinar - September 29th at 2 PM CT (see Google Drive link to review the slides)

This webinar is designed for applicants that are new to AmeriCorps. It will provide a basic overview of the program and review the requirements listed in the RFP. Please use the information above to join both the audio and web conference in order to be able to see the content that is being presented verbally and visually.

 

Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative Webinar - October 13 at 12:00 PM CT (see Google Drive link to see the recording and slides)

Topic:  Program Alignment, Theory of Change, and Logic Model


Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative Webinar - October 19 at 12:00 PM CT (see Google Drive link to see the recording and slides)

Topic:  Establishing Evidence (including discussion of Learning Memo requirements)

 

WNCSB RFP - Questions & Answers

All questions regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing by 12:00 midnight CT on October 31, 2017, to servewisconsin@wisconsin.gov.  Questions via telephone will not be accepted.

 

Questions and answers will be posted here periodically, with the final posting no later than November 1, 2017.  After October 31, only specific technical assistance may be given.  Below is the Q&A from the 2017-18 Competition for your information.

 

RFP Questions & Answers - 2018-19 (Posted 10/31/2017)


Technical Assistance From Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC)

Serve Wisconsin, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, is providing each AmeriCorps program applicant up to four hours of 1:1 consultation with evaluators from WEC at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please fill out the following survey form, and WEC will get in touch with you to set up a time to discuss your needs.


https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NMlUHTZwhDx2Qd

 

 Additional Resources for Applicants

 

 

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