Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps RFP

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

The application deadline has passed. We expect to operate a similar competition beginning in the fall of 2018.

Serve Wisconsin was seeking to award AmeriCorps State grants to 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. 

All applicants were required to submit a Notification of Intent to Apply by May 3, 2018.

Proposals and additional documents from eligible applicants were due May 15, 2018 by 4:30 PM CT. See the RFP below for details. 

2018-2019 Formula RFP Documents

2018-2019 AmeriCorps*State Formula Request for Proposals #1819A-WNCSB-AC  
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
Required Additional Checklist B: Budget Checklist
Required Additional Checklist C: Alignment with State Service Plan
Required Additional Checklist D: Financial Management Survey

2018 National Performance Measure Instructions

Selecting a Prime

 1. Log in to eGrants with the username and password provided to you by eGrants.

 2. At the bottom of the home page, click on Start a New Application. Do not click on start a   new concept paper – that is for VISTA only.

 3. Select AmeriCorps for your program area.

 4. Select the following NOFA:

  • If you are applying as an State Cost Reimbursement Grant: FY 2018 AmeriCorps State Commission (New and Continuations)
  • If you are applying as a Fixed-amount Program: FY 2018 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission Fixed and EAP (New and Cont)
 5. The next page will prompt you to select the state in which you are applying, select Wisconsin

 6. Select the following Prime Application ID

  • If you are applying as a State Cost Reimbursement Grant: Prime Application ID: 18AC205560
  • If you are applying as a Fixed-amount Program: Prime Application ID: 18ES205559

For further instructions on entering text into eGrants see the Application Instructions and Attachments beginning on page 5.

Note: When selecting the correct eGrants application, you will see a Due Date of 1/17/2018 associated with the application listed above. Please ignore this deadline as this date is pre-populated by CNCS to align with their National deadlines, not individual State deadlines. Please ignore this date and ensure that you are selecting the correct NOFO and Prime Application ID according to the above Submission Instructions.

Technical Assistance Webinar Schedule and Participation Information

Confused? We have a few resources to help.
Technical Assistance Webinar - May 4
See the slides in the link above. There are also slides from previous webinars included in the link above.

Previous RFP Webinars and 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 May 11, 2018, to Questions via telephone will not be accepted. You may review the Q&A from the previous competition below.
RFP Questions & Answers - 2018-19 (Posted 5/11/2018) 

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 up to four hours of 1:1 consultation with evaluators from the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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

AmeriCorps Grant Writing Resources 

Program Evaluation Resources

Applicant Evidence Checklist

How to Develop a Program Logic Model

Evidence Quality and Evaluation Capacity Standards Resource