2015 Grant Application Workshop Webinar

The Missouri Community Service Commission hosted grant application workshops on December 4 and 5 for new and re-compete applicants and December 18 for continuation applicants. The webinars were recorded. The links to the recordings and all the powerpoint presentations covered during the webinar are included below. If you were unable to attend the workshop and and have submitted a concept paper, you will need to review the webinars and complete a quiz. Follow this link to complete the quiz. Please note, the deadline for concept papers was December 22. Contact the Missouri Community Service Commission at mcsc@ded.mo.gov with any additional questions.

Day 1 - December 4, 2014

Day 2 - December 5, 2014

December 18, 2014

2015 Application Materials

Missouri Formula Applications

National Direct

Having Trouble With your Performance Measures?? Check out the following link to the Performance Measurement Core Curriculum on the National Service Knowledge Network.


These self-paced tutorials have been designed to help applicants, grantees and subgrantees understand key concepts in performance measurement.

Each tutorial is paired with a set of skill building activities, complete with answer keys and notes for facilitators. Individuals viewing the tutorial can use these activities to explore real-world examples and case studies. State commissions, program staff and trainers can also use these materials to design trainings of their own.

Tutorial topics include:

  • Performance Measurement Instructions – Guidance on how to read and apply the National Performance Measures instructions.
  • Performance Measurement Basics—An introduction to the CNCS Agency-Wide Priority Measures.
  • Theory of Change—How to strengthen program outcomes by aligning community needs, program activities and performance measure outcomes.
  • Evidence—Strategies for using data in program design.
  • Quality Performance Measures—Basics of performance measurement including how to develop high quality outputs and outcomes that align with a theory of change.
  • Data Collection and Instruments—An introduction to practices for collecting high quality data.


Other Grant Opportunities


VISTA has been meeting the needs of low-income communities since 1965, when it was established as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). The AmeriCorps VISTA member’s role in addressing the problems of poverty in a particular community are to mobilize community resources, increase the capacity of the low-income community to solve problems, and ensure that activities initiated or expanded by VISTAs are sustained by the community when they leave. An education award is also available for VISTA members.

Senior Corps

The National Senior Service Corps helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities related to their interests and close to home. The Senior Corps includes three programs:

Foster Grandparents provide support to children with special needs by offering emotional support to children who have been abused and neglected, mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers, and caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities.

Senior Companions are people age 60 and older who provide assistance and friendship to elderly individuals who are homebound and, generally, living alone. Senior Companions often provide the essential services that prevent older Americans from having to enter nursing homes.

Retired and Senior Volunteers helps people 55 and older find service opportunities in their communities. RSVP involves seniors in service that matches their personal interests and makes use of their skills and life experiences.