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Schultz Family Foundation and Serve Washington announce Request for Proposal for Year 2 of WA COVID Response Corps

The Schultz Family Foundation, in partnership with Serve Washington, announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for AmeriCorps programs with members in Washington state to participate in the WA COVID Response Corps during the 2021-22 program year. The Response Corps, a youth service corps for individuals ages 17–25, will serve communities suffering from an array of challenges, including, but not limited to, learning opportunity loss, mental and physical health challenges, and gaps in basic needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Overview

COVID-19 has continued to cause economic and logistical disruptions that have led to unprecedented levels of community need in Washington state. At the same time, the economic downturn and interruptions to postsecondary education have left many young people in need of meaningful opportunities. Service offers a unique opportunity to address both challenges.
The Response Corps will deploy up to 75 AmeriCorps members during the 2021-22 service year in the following areas of COVID-19 response and recovery in Washington state:

  • Education and learning opportunity loss
  • Housing insecurity
  • Public health relief and recovery
  • Mental health support
  • Supports for disproportionally impacted and under-resourced communities (e.g., LGBTQ+, disability, immigrant populations, seniors etc.)

An organization may apply for specific host sites within their program and is not required to commit all of its AmeriCorps program members to the Response Corps.

To learn more details about the Response Corps and how to apply, please review the documents in the RFP Application Materials section of this message. We also encourage you to join us for an informational RFP overview and FAQ webinar on Thursday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m. PT, where we will be reviewing the application process and answering questions. To register for the webinar, click here.
Applications for this RFP must be completed and submitted via email by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Important Dates

  • March 22 - RFP released
  • April 1 at 2:30 p.m. PT – RFP overview and FAQ webinar (register here)
  • April 19 at 11:59 p.m. PT – completed applications due
  • May 4 – determinations sent to all applicants
  • May 6 – agreement issued to grant recipients
  • May 13 – agreement signed and returned by grant recipients
  • October 2021 – Response Corps member kickoff event

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the program, please reach out to For general AmeriCorps questions, please contact Amber Martin-Jahn.

Thank you for your commitment to serving our communities during this time of great need.  We look forward to learning more about your program and the potential to work together through the WA COVID Response Corps.

RFP Application Materials

Download the following documents to begin the RFP process.

Download the RFP        |       Download the RFP Budget Template

RFP Overview & FAQ Webinar Details

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. PT

Join us for an informational overview of the RFP process and a Q&A session.
Please note you must register in advance to attend.

Register for the Webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the online meeting.

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