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Current Request for Grant Applications

Current Funding Opportunities for Federal Fiscal Year 2023


BIPOC-Led and Small Nonprofit Equity Fund

Serve Washington is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the BIPOC-Led and Small Nonprofit Equity Fund.

Supported by the Schultz Family Foundation, we created an equity-focused fund to increase the engagement and participation of BIPOC-led and small community-based nonprofit organizations in AmeriCorps. The primary goal is to diversify nonprofit organizations that are hosting, supervising, and growing AmeriCorps members. Organizations applying for this grant must be community-based and have a partnership with an existing AmeriCorps program operating in Washington State.

For more details and specific requirements, see:

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis as funds are available. Requests must be submitted via the BIPOC-Led and Small Nonprofit Equity Fund Request form.  

The grant period will begin December 1, 2022, and end June 30, 2024.


CLOSED: AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Opportunities

Serve Washington is pleased to announce the 2023 AmeriCorps State Formula Request for Grant Applications 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 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 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.

To request these documents in alternate format, please contact us via email or 360-902-0656.

Application process timeline



Request for Grant Applications Released

February 17, 2023

Technical Assistance Call for NEW AND RECOMPETE Applicants (recording and presentation available above)

February 23, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technical Assistance Call for CONTINUATION Applicants(recording and presentation available above)


February 23, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Technical Assistance Call for PLANNING Applicants (recording and presentation available above)

February 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Completed Applications Due from All Applicants

March 17, 2023
by 5:00 p.m.

Staff Review for Compliance

March 20, 2023

Grant Review Committee Application Review

March 21-April 14, 2023

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 21, 2023

Clarification and Revision Period for Some Applicants

Beginning On/Around
April 24, 2023

Serve Washington Commissioners Vote on Grant Review Committee Recommendations

May 11, 2023

Notification to ALL Applicants Regarding Serve Washington Vote

Week of
May 15, 2023

Serve Washington submits applications to AmeriCorps (No Later Than)

May 17, 2023, 2:00pm

AmeriCorps to Award Grants (no later than)

July 25, 2023



Email with any questions regarding the grant process.

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