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RFP # 2018-19 New York State AmeriCorps 2019 Competitive Pool
Contact Name
Theodore Chmielewski
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The New York State Commission on National and Community Service (hereafter “the Commission”) seeks applicants for 2019-20 AmeriCorps competitive grant funding. The Commission is a governor-appointed commission with a diverse, non-partisan body of, among others, representatives of business, labor, education, government, human service agencies and community-based organizations. The Commission directs national service policy for the state and directly administers funding awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (hereafter “the Corporation” or “CNCS”) to support New York State AmeriCorps programs.


Any application in response to this RFP is for the competitive pool of funding. The proposals forwarded to the Corporation by the Commission will compete with proposals from states across the country and from United States territories. They will also compete with proposals from organizations that operate and provide services in more than one state (hereafter “national direct organizations”) for the same limited and competitive pool of funds.

The Commission anticipates that 2019-2020 AmeriCorps competitive funding will be highly competitive. To maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, applications will be recommended for funding that demonstrate community impact and the ability to solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g., performance data, research, theory of change).

Please note: Proposals are due on 1/4/2019 by 4:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Please see the RFP document for additional information and submission requirements.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
January 04, 2019 / 05:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
Conference NameInformational Meeting/Technical Assistance Sessions/Bidders Conference (optional)
Conference Contact
  • Name: RFP Unit
  • Phone:
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  • Date/Time12/12/2018 1:00:00 PM
    Location AddressTeleconference
    InstructionsA technical assistance session will be held on the date and time specified in Section 1.2 Calendar of Events. This is 12/12/2018 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The number to call is (844) 633-8697; the participant code is 95155221. Note: Before the technical assistance call, participants are required to read this RFP.
    Attendance RequiredNo
    Anticipated Award DateMonday, April 01, 2019
    Anticipated Initial Contract Length15 Months
    Total Funding Available
    Anticipated Amount of Award(s)TBD
    NarrativeThe total funding available and the number of anticipated awards is at the discretion of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Please see the RFP document for additional information. Awards made under this RFP have two components: 1. Operating funds and 2. AmeriCorps member positions. Award amounts vary both in the level of operating funds and in the type and amount of AmeriCorps member positions, as determined by the scope of the projects.
    Letter of IntentNot Required
    Letter of Intent Due
    Questions Due DateMonday, December 17, 2018
    Questions and Answers NarrativeAll communications to report errors or omissions in the procurement process or to ask questions or to request clarification of this RFP should cite the particular RFP section and paragraph number and must be submitted via email (preferred) or via hard copy mailed to the director of contracts no later than the deadline for submission of written questions specified in Section 1.2 Calendar of Events. Questions received after the deadline for posting responses to written questions may not be answered. The comprehensive list of questions and responses will be posted in the solicitation announcement in the New York State Grants Gateway System ( (GGS or Grants Gateway), on the OCFS website (, the Contract Reporter website at ( and the Commission website at ( on the date specified in Section 1.2 Calendar of Events.
    Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
    Questions and Answers Posting Date12/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
    Questions and Answers Link or Upload
    Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity, Tribal Organization
    Target Population(s)Age - Adults, Age - Aging, Age - Children, Age - Young Adults, Caregivers, Education Status - Disconnected, Education Status - Drop Out, Education Status - English Learners, Education Status - Grade Level, Education Status - Held Back/Over Age in Education, Education Status - Low-Level Literacy, Education Status - Out-of-School, Education Status - Truant, Employment Status - Employed, Employment Status - Retired, Employment Status - Underemployed, Employment Status - Unemployed, Gender - Female, Gender - Male, Gender - Transgender, Housing Status - Assisted Living, Housing Status - Homeless, Housing Status - Runaways, LGBTQ, Organizations - Academic Institutions, Organizations - Community Based Groups, Organizations - Government Entities, Organizations - Not-For Profits, Other, Veterans, Victims/Survivors - Child Abuse, Victims/Survivors - Domestic Violence, Victims/Survivors - Elder Abuse, Victims/Survivors - Sexual Abuse/Exploitation
    Service Area(s) Education Supports, Family Supports, Health Services, Housing and Shelter Services, Justice Services, Workforce Development, Agricultural Supports, Environmental Supports, Public Safety Supports, Government Supports
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