The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations interested in operating AmeriCorps programs to strengthen local communities through national service. Eligible organizations include public or private nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and state or local government entities.
Proposals from first-time applicants will be considered for AmeriCorps State formula funding. All AmeriCorps State formula applicants must request a minimum of 5.00 Member Service Years (MSY). One MSY is the equivalent of one full-time AmeriCorps Member.
The AmeriCorps State competitive funding opportunity is by invitation only.
Notice of Intent to Apply (First-time Applicants Only)
All first-time applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply to MCSC by completing the form at to apply by Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm (CST).
Technical assistance is available to eligible applicants throughout the grant application period until Friday, February 28, 2020. Applicants may direct questions to MCSC staff Monday-Friday, between 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CST). Contact information is provided in the Missouri Notice of Funding Opportunity.
2020 Application Materials
Grant Application Workshops
The following documents are presentations related to the grant application components. MCSC will host technical assistance calls to further discuss these topics and answer applicant questions. Eligible organizations that submitted a Notice of Intent to Apply and current sub-grantees applying for continued funding will be notified of these opportunities.
Concept Paper Guidelines and Template
The link below provides documents developed by CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service) to provide descriptions, information, and clarification regarding the NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity). Some of this information has been incorporated into the Missouri NOFO. Please note, you will only complete the Missouri NOFO. You can find those documents under the category entitled "Technical Assistance Information".
Additionally, there are scheduled conference calls available to assist applicants with completing the NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity). The dates, times, and phone numbers are included from this link as well. Each conference call is recorded and the replay number is provided. You can find this information under the category entitled "Technical Assistance Call Schedule and Registration".
MCSC will be providing technical assistance and answering applicant questions. Notification will be sent regarding this opportunity for additional help. MCSC will also update the website for more details.
Previous Funding Opportunities
Grant Application Resources
CNCS Funding Opportunities
To see current funding opportunities offered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities.
For information and curriculum on National Performance Measures, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/performance-measurement. Topics covered included performance measurement basics, theory of change, evidence base, quality performance measures, and data collection and instruments.
For information and curriculum on financial management and budget preparation, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/resources/financial-management.
*To learn more about Applying for AmeriCorps State and National Grants, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/ASNgrants.