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Current Request for Grant Applications

Serve Washington's Request for Planning Grant Applications - Federal Fiscal Year 2018

Applicants are required to complete applications for funding in accordance with Serve Washington's Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) dated May 18, 2018. Applications are due June 1, 2018.

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. Planning grants DO NOT receive/provide AmeriCorps members.

The following documents are applicable to assist in completing an application:


Application process timeline



Request for Planning Grant Applications Released

May 18, 2018

Technical Assistance WebEx for Potential Applicants
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Meeting Access Code: 800 625 922

May 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Completed Applications Due from Applicants

June 1, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Staff Review and Recommendation

June 5-12, 2018

Serve Washington Executive Committee of Commissioners Approve Staff Recommendation

June 12-15, 2018

Notification to Applicants Regarding Serve Washington Decision

Week of June 18, 2018

Clarification and Revision Period for Selected Applicants

Notification - June 22, 2018

Serve Washington to submit applications to CNCS No Later Than

June 29, 2018

§2522.340 How will I know if two projects are the same?

The Corporation will consider two projects to be the same if the Corporation cannot identify a meaningful difference between the two projects based on a comparison of the following characteristics, among others:

(a) The objectives and priorities of the projects;

(b) The nature of the services provided;

(c) The program staff, participants, and volunteers involved;

(d) The geographic locations in which the services are provided;

(e) The populations served; and

(f) The proposed community partnerships.


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