Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps RFP

​2019-2020 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals (RFP)



Serve Wisconsin is seeking to award AmeriCorps State grants to organizations that propose to place AmeriCorps members to serve the state of Wisconsin. Selected organizations will receive grants to manage AmeriCorps programs in order to engage AmeriCorps members in service to meet critical needs in Wisconsin. Apply now to get things done!

RFP and Related Documents

2019-2020 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals #1920WNCSB-AC
Appendix A: Application Peer Review Form
Appendix B: Formula Funding Process
Appendix C: Formula Selection Criteria Sample Chart


2019-2020 AmeriCorps*State Application Instructions and Attachments 
2019 Performance Measure Instructions
Notification of Intent to Apply form


Additional Checklists and Other Forms

Required Additional Checklist A: Additional Documents Checklist
Required Additional Checklist B: Budget Checklist
Required Additional Checklist C: Alignment with State Service Plan
Required Additional Checklist C: Alignment with State Service Plan (Word)
Financial Management Survey 



Submitting an Application in eGrants

New applicants need to establish an eGrants account by accessing this link: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp and selecting "Don't have an eGrants account? Create an account."

In eGrants, before Starting Section I, new and recompete applicants will need to:

  • Start a new Grant Application
  • Select a Program Area (AmeriCorps)
  • Select a NOFA
    • For Cost Reimbursement Applicants:
      • Grant Application ID: 19AC208629
      • NOFA: FY 2019 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission (New and Continuations)
    • For Fixed Amount Applicants:
      • Grant Application ID: 19ES208630
      • NOFA: FY 2019 AmeriCorps State and Terr Comm Fixed Amount, EAP (New and Continuation)
Continuation applicants will need to follow the instructions in the Application Instructions and Attachments that begin on page 14.


Technical Assistance Webinar Schedule and Participation Information

Confused? We have a few resources to help.
 
Technical Assistance Webinar, RFP Updates - October 17 at 1 PM CT

Familiar with the RFP and the AmeriCorps grant application process? Join in to hear what has changed from last year and some areas you will want to make sure you address. 

Technical Assistance Webinar, New Applicants - October 18 at 1 PM CT

New to AmeriCorps or this grant process? We will walk through the basics, and give attendees an understanding of how the grant process works, and what will be needed for a complete submission.

Technical Assistance Call, Evidence Base Question and Answer Session - October 25 at 11 AM CT

Led by evaluators from the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative, this session will primarily dedicated to attendees questions regarding the Evidence Base section that is required in the application narrative.

To join the call you will have to join both the web and audio portion of the call. 

Webinar Information
Join the Web Conference
To join the web conference, CLICK HERE
 
Join the Audio Conference
Dial-In: 1 (630) 424-2356
Passcode: 86109#

Recorded Webinars and other Resources

You may access past recordings of Technical Assistance Webinars and additional resources regarding the RFP, logic models, evidence base, and theory of change here.


RFP Questions & Answers

All questions regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing by 12:00 midnight CT on November 1, 2018, to servewisconsin@wisconsin.gov. Questions via telephone will not be accepted. You may review the Q&A from the previous competition below.
 
RFP Questions & Answers (Posted 11/2/2018)


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 a limited number of free 1 on 1 consultation with evaluators from the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The evaluators at WEC would be great resources for programs with needs with evaluation plans, reports, evidence, performance measures, and more. Please fill out this survey form, and WEC will get in touch with you to set up a time to discuss your needs.


Additional Resources for Applicants

Technical Assistance Information and Documents

Assistance with National Performance Measures

Program Evaluation Resources

How to Develop a Program Logic Model


User Feedback

In order to improve the application process, we welcome your feedback. Please take a moment and fill out this seven question survey.