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Consultation process for National Direct programs

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act requires that any applicant proposing a multi-state AmeriCorps program (referred to as a National Direct program) consult with the State Service Commissions in the states where they intend to operate an AmeriCorps program. Serve Washington sees the consultation process as a way to foster meaningful partnerships that will further promote the use of national service as an effective strategy to address unmet needs in communities throughout Washington State.

Through the consultation process Serve Washington hopes to: 1) fully understand the breadth and scope of national service programs operating in Washington State; 2) help connect national programs to geographic areas of the state with little or no national service presence; and 3) effectively use limited resources for cross-stream collaboration, member training, and other events that will lead to increased public awareness of AmeriCorps national service in Washington State.

Serve Washington has opted in to utilizing America’s Service Commissions online National Direct Consultation form (FY21) for multi-state applicants. Before completing the online form, preview the National Direct Consultation Form in pdf (for reference only - FY21).

ASC will host an informational webinar on November 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM Pacific. Register for the informational session.

Attention new or expanding programs

It is strongly encouraged that multi-state applicants contact the state service commission(s) as early as possible in order to begin a dialogue related to your proposed placement of AmeriCorps members. This may help inform your application to the Corporation for National and Community Service based on suggestions the state service commission(s) may offer.

DEADLINE: The form and accompanying requested documents are due in advance of the AmeriCorps NOFO application deadline established by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

We will confirm receipt of your consultation form via email. If we have questions or concerns we will contact your organization for further clarification. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at or 360-902-0656.