Purpose: AmeriCorps Planning Grants enable organizations to plan a proposed AmeriCorps program  and develop (or replicate) systems for successful implementation of an AmeriCorps operational grant application. Organizations use planning grants to become better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the subsequent grant cycle (2023-2024).  Planning grants MAY NOT be used for costs associated with writing an AmeriCorps application. Planning grants DO NOT receive/provide AmeriCorps members.

Application Materials 

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 

Budget Instruction 

Budget Worksheet 

Operational and Financial Management Survey

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Applicants are highly encouraged to review the recording of the technical assistance session via ZOOM that took place on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 to review application instructions.

Informational Call Recording

https://youtu.be/8pofG2yN69

The Commission will make available the following online on-demand courses offered by On3Learn: “Is our Organization a Fit?”. Please email AmeriCorps@ksde.org for access code. 

Summary:Organizational leaders will learn if AmeriCorps is a program you can manage and implement; if AmeriCorps is a fit for your organization and what you are trying to do; and if there are other programs instead that might be a resource.