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 for multi-state applicants. You can review the federal fiscal year 2022 National Direct Consultation Form in pdf for reference only.
This consultation process single form and the accompanying requested documents are due in advance of the FY22 AmeriCorps NOFO application deadlines established by the AmeriCorps Agency:
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM Pacific, ASC will host an informational webinar to review the FY22 Single Form Consultation process with time allotted at the end of the session for participant questions. This webinar is intended for Public Health AmeriCorps applicants, National Direct applicants, and State Commission staff. Register to attend the informational webinar here.
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 AmeriCorps the agency (Corporation for National and Community Service) based on suggestions the state service commission(s) may offer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-902-0656.