2013-2014 Competitive Application Requests

The Corporation for National Service and the Hawaii State Commission for National and Community Service announces the availability of AmeriCorps*State Competitive funds for the 2013-2014 program year.  

AmeriCorps, "the domestic Peace Corps," is a national service program, which engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in team-based, results-driven service in the areas of public safety, education, literacy and tutoring, the environment, basic human needs and Homeland Security. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend and an education award for post-secondary education expenses upon completion of their term of service.  AmeriCorps and the Hawaii Commission strive to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by assisting communities in addressing their toughest challenges.  

Through the AmeriCorps Program Grant, agencies sponsor AmeriCorps members who serve to implement community service initiatives. Eligible agencies include community based non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, state and local government entities, and school districts. Agencies that apply must be able to demonstrate the capacity to administer a federal program, have a detailed plan of action, strong connections to the community it is planning to serve, a real need for the proposed service within the community, and the ability to raise the required matching funds.

This AmeriCorps State and National (AmeriCorps) Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (Notice) will focus grant making for fiscal year 2013 in six focus areas identified by the Serve America Act (SAA):

•Disaster Services.

•Economic Opportunity.


•Environmental Stewardship.

•Healthy Futures.

•Veterans and Military Families.

In order to maximize the impact of the public investment in national service, CNCS will fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach (e.g. performance data, research, theory of change).

All applications must be submitted to the Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service via eGrants by Tuesday, January 22, 2013.   Please also complete a one (1) page summary of your proposed program and mail it to:

Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service
University of Hawaii
1601 East-West Road, JAB 4019
Honolulu, HI 96848

For more information, please contact the Hawaii Commission staff at 956-8145.

This Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (Notice) should be read together with the AmeriCorps regulations 45 CFR Sections 2520 – 2550 and the Application Instructions.


NOFA: 2013 Competitive/Formula

Deadline: January 22, 2013

Contact: 956-8145

Submit: (need Adobe Acrobat 

 Reader and Microsoft Word)

  1. Application Instructions
    (same for Competitive & Formula)

  2. Performance Measures Help

  3. Link to CNCS sponsored list of Webinars