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Current Request for Grant Applications

CLOSED: Funding Opportunities for Federal Fiscal Year 2022: AmeriCorps State Formula Operational Grants and AmeriCorps Planning Grants 


AmeriCorps State Formula Request for Grant Applications

Serve Washington is pleased to announce the 2022 AmeriCorps State Formula Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) to meet state and local challenges through service and volunteer action. There are three opportunities for funding: AmeriCorps Planning Grants, AmeriCorps Continuation Grants, and New/Recompete AmeriCorps Operational Grants. Organizations should pay particular attention to which opportunity to apply for. You may only apply to one opportunity.

AmeriCorps Planning Grants provide initial funding to support current staff or to hire additional staff who can plan a proposed AmeriCorps program and develop systems for successful implementation of an AmeriCorps operational grant application.  This is a great place to start if you are new to AmeriCorps! (Planning grants DO NOT receive/provide AmeriCorps members.)

AmeriCorps Continuation Grants are currently funded operational grants entering year two or year three of a three-year cycle. New applicants should apply for a planning grant or new operational grant NOT a continuation grant.

New/Recompete AmeriCorps Operational Grants are for organizations ready to implement an AmeriCorps program and are not already funded by Serve Washington OR are for organizations that have completed a three-year operational grant and are looking to renew another three-year operational grant. If you are new to AmeriCorps in general, you may want to consider starting with an AmeriCorps Planning Grant first.


Application process timeline

Applies to all opportunities except where noted



Request for Grant Applications Released

March 1, 2022

Technical Assistance WebEx for Potential NEW AND RECOMPETE Applicants 
Join Online WebEx (closed caption available)
Join Audio Only:  1-855-929-3239
Meeting Number:  2471 840 8368
Meeting Password:  AmeriCorps22

March 8, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technical Assistance WebEx for CONTINUATION Applicants 
Join Online WebEx (closed caption available)
Join Audio Only:  1-855-929-3239
Meeting Number:  2478 513 6306
Meeting Password:  AmeriCorps22

March 8, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Technical Assistance WebEx for PLANNING GRANT Applicants
Join Online WebEx (closed caption available)
Join Audio Only: 1-855-929-3239
Meeting Number 2457 835 8815
Meeting Password:  AmeriCorps22

March 9, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Completed Applications Due from All Applicants

March 31, 2022
by 5:00 p.m.

Staff Review for Compliance

April 1, 2022

Grant Review Committee Application Review

April 4-28, 2022

Grant Review Committee Meeting 
Note: Applicants must be available by phone on this day in the event the GRC needs additional information or clarification.
Interviews will not be conducted.

April 29, 2022

Clarification and Revision Period for Some Applicants

Beginning On/Around
May 2, 2022

Serve Washington Commissioners Vote on Grant Review Committee Recommendations

May 12, 2022

Notification to ALL Applicants Regarding Serve Washington Vote

Week of
May 16, 2022

Clarification/Revision Period Continues for Selected Applicants

Notification through
May 27, 2022

Serve Washington submits applications to AmeriCorps (No Later Than)

June 6, 2022

AmeriCorps to Award Grants (No Later Than)

July 31, 2022



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