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Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
General Funding Info.
Notices of Funding & Application Instructions
Regulations & Tools
- AmeriCorps*State General Funding Info
The Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives accepts grant proposals for AmeriCorps* State programs on an annual basis. CNCS and the ICCSV seeks to fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems through an evidence-based approach
- Educational institutions
- Government/State Entities
- Non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 status
Types of Applicants
Organizations completing their third year of operating an AC* State program
- New Applicant, eligible organizations are those that have:
- Not previously operated an AC*State program
- Not operated a program in more than five years
- OFBCI approval needed to request more than 50 member slots (if applicable)
- Continuing Applicant
Organizations in their first or second year of operating an AC*State program
Types of Grants Available
- Operating Grants
Fully developed plans ready for implementation
Formula or competitive funding (see “Notice of Funding Opportunities” for definitions)
- Planning Grants (New programs only)
Not to exceed $50,000
Provides time and resources to plan, develop, and propose a successful program
- 3/9 Planning Grants -Hybrid of the planning and operating grants (new programs only)
3 months of preparation & 9 months active
Indiana wants organizations to succeed, that is why they provide the planning grant. New applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for a planning grant the year before they apply for an operating grant. Make sure you read all the information contained on our AmeriCorps page and take the readiness assessment before starting your application.
- AmeriCorps State Funding Timeline
The following chart will give new applicants a general understanding of the order and general time of year that the deadlines occur. Specific days can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Request for Proposals (RFP). All items in the following timeline are subject to change and should not be considered considered final.
- AmeriCorps*State Notices of Funding & Application Instructions
There are no current opportunities. The next opportunity for AmeriCorps funding will be for the 2015-2016 program year. The Notice of Funding and Request for Proposals will be released in August of 2014 (subject to change). OFBCI will be hosting informational sessions during summer 2014 for organizations interested in applying for 2015-2016 funding.
Since the process moves quickly once the NOFO and RFP are released, it is important to prepare prior to the start of the application process. Please start preparing for the next application period by signing up for our e-newsletter, reviewing the expired materials below, taking the readiness assessment located on our Resources for Organizations page under the "Is Your Organization Ready for AmeriCorps?" section, and starting drafts of your application.
Previous Funding Opportunities
Although the deadline has passed for submitting a concept paper or notice of intent (the required first step in the application process for 2014-2015 AmeriCorps funding), please use the materials below for reference to get an idea of what the full application process is like.
2014-2015 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). This NOFO is provided for your information. CNCS provides the federal funding that supports the Indiana AmeriCorps*State program. Applicants proposing to operate an AmeriCorps*State program in Indiana will apply directly to OFBCI and should adhere to the dates and application instructions specific to Indiana (provided below). OFBCI submits the applications to CNCS on behalf of Indiana programs and therefore requires different due dates for submission. The dates listed in the NOFO above apply only to OFBCI and programs that propose to operate in multiple states.
2014-2015 Request for Proposals for Planning and Operating Grants (Released August 1, 2013, Concept Paper/Notice of Intent Due September 3, 2013)
2014 Indiana Planning Grant Application Instructions (Released October 11, 2013, Due November 7, 2013)
2014 Indiana New and Recompete Application Instructions (Released October 11, 2013, Due November 7, 2013)
- AmeriCorps*State Regulations & Tools for Applicants
Domestic Service Act
The National and Community Service Act of 1990
45 CFR Chapter XXV
OMB CIRCULARS: A-21 (Educational Institutions), A-87 (State, Local, and Tribal Governments), A-122 (Nonprofit Organizations)
Designing an effective budget narrative
Create and Manage an eGrants account
*More regulations and resources are located on the “Resources for Grantees” page if you are interested in understanding all the regulations involved in managing an AmeriCorps program.
AmeriCorps is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion.