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Current Request for Grant Applications

CLOSED - AmeriCorps Planning Grants Opportunity for Federal Fiscal Year 2021

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)

FFY21 Planning Grant Opportunity

Serve Washington released a Request for Grant Applications on September 23, 2021. Applications are due October 20, 2021.


CLOSED - AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 - Competitive Grants


AmeriCorps, the agency, released the 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity for AmeriCorps State and National Competitive grants. Single-state applicants proposing to operate in Washington must apply through Serve Washington, the state commission.  Multi-state applicants (National Directs) must apply through AmeriCorps and are required to submit the online consultation form in advance of the application deadline. Visit our Consultation Process for National Directs for more complete information.

FFY22 AmeriCorps State Competitive Grant Opportunity

Applicants are required to complete applications for funding in accordance with Serve Washington's Request for Grant Applications, released September 23, 2021. Applications are due October 20, 2021.

To request these documents in an alternative format, please email or call 360-902-0656. 

Application process timeline

Applies to all opportunities except where noted



Request for Grant Applications Released

September 23, 2021

Technical Assistance WebEx for Potential NEW AND RECOMPETE Applicants 
WebEx Recording


September 29, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Technical Assistance WebEx for CONTINUATION Applicants 

September 29, 2021
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Technical Assistance WebEx for PLANNING GRANT Applicants
WebEx Recording

September 30, 2021
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Completed Applications Due from All Applicants

October 20, 2021
by 5:00 p.m.

Staff Review for Compliance

October 21-22, 2021

Grant Review Committee Application Review

October 25-November 10, 2021

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.

November 12, 2021

Clarification and Revision Period for Some Applicants

Beginning On/Around
November 15, 2021

Serve Washington Commissioners Vote on Grant Review Committee Recommendations

December 2, 2021

Notification to ALL Applicants Regarding Serve Washington Vote

Week of
December 6, 2021

Serve Washington Submits PLANNING GRANT Applications to AmeriCorps No Later Than

Week of
December 6, 2021

Clarification/Revision Period Continues for Selected COMPETITIVE Applicants

Notification - December 31, 2021

Serve Washington submits COMPETITIVE applications to AmeriCorps No Later Than

January 5, 2022

AmeriCorps Expects to Notify COMPETITIVE Applicants of Award Selection 

May 2022



Email with any questions regarding the grant process.

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