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2017-2018 AmeriCorps*State Request for Proposals - Formula Pool


On August 12, 2016, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2017-2018 Program Year. The 2017 competition will target AmeriCorps grantmaking 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 2017 competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, the environment, veterans and military families, 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. See RFP 17-631-7003-00061 (below) for Program Year 2017-2018 funding priorities.

All interested applicants must submit a Notification of Intent to Apply/Readiness Checklist form by Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by 5:00 PM Mountain. This form can be found with the Application Materials below. Proposals from eligible applicants are due Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by 4:00 PM Mountain. See RFP 17-631-7003-00061 (below) for details.


Important Application Dates

  • A Pre-Proposal Conference/Grant Informational Session was held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM Mountain (Pre-Proposal Conference Sign-In Sheet - PDF)
  • Submission of the Letter of Acknowledgement/Notice of Intent to Apply is required to be eligible for this competition and is due on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by 5:00 PM Mountain by email to melissa.mcafee-cruz@state.nm.us
  • Deadline to submit Written Questions: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM Mountain
  • Response to Written Questions: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • The deadline for Full Applications is Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by 4:00 PM Mountain. Application process requires:
  • Online Submission; and
  • Submittal of Proposal Packet

All items required to be electronically submitted, emailed, or turned into the NMCCV office must be submitted by the given due dates. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.




Pre-Proposal Conference/Informational Session

NMCCV will host a Pre-Proposal Conference/Informational Session Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM Mountain at the Tiwa Building at 401 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Potential applicants are encouraged to come with questions or to submit written questions in advance of the meeting. Questions should be sent to melissa.mcafee-cruz@state.nm.us. The identity of the organization submitting the question(s) will not be revealed. All written questions will be collected, addressed, and released on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Attendance is highly recommended, but not a prerequisite for submission of application.


Online Informational Sessions

NMCCV hosted a series of informational webinar sessions covering a variety of introductory information related to managing an AmeriCorps program. A copy of each session’s presentation is available below.

AmeriCorps Basics

  • AmeriCorps Basics Presentation - PDF
    Addresses questions about the basic concepts and components of AmeriCorps State and National grants, the application review timeline and other general questions about AmeriCorps. (This presentation has been updated to reflect the current RFP).

AmeriCorps Program Management and Design

AmeriCorps Budget Development

AmeriCorps Performance Measures Design

AmeriCorps Evaluations and Evidence


Contact Information

All communication relating to this notice must be directed to the contact persons named below.

Melissa McAfee-Cruz
Procurement Manager
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Email: melissa.mcafee-cruz@state.nm.us

Communication related to this application shall be directed to the contact person named above. All emails and phone calls will be returned within a reasonable amount of time. Applicants are encouraged to submit their questions well in advance of the application deadline as NMCCV is not obligated to respond to questions that are received 48 hours prior to the due date.