2020 - 2021 AmeriCorps Kansas Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


NOTE: A Notification of Intent to Apply was due on November 29, 2019 and application selection is currently in process.

2020-2021 AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)

Performance Measure Instructions (DOCX)

Operational and Financial Management Survey (DOCX)

Performance Measures Template (DOCX)

Logic Model Template (DOCX)

AmeriCorps Kansas Budget Worksheet (XLSX) 

2020-2021 Grant Narrative Template (DOCX)

Top Ten Sources of Match (DOCX)

Budget Checklist (DOCX)


2020-2021 AmeriCorps Grants Timeline

Date and Time (if applicable)


October 4, 2019

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Released

October through November 2019

Technical assistance via On3Learn Courses and WordCraft LLC Webinars (See below for more information)

November 29, 2019

Notication of Intent to Apply due to volunteer@ksde.org

December 6, 2019

Initial grant applications due to KVC

December 9, 2019 - January 3, 2020

KVC staff reviews initial applications

December 20, 2019 (CANCELLED)

KVC will not be releasing a Planning Grant NOFO at this time

January 31, 2020 

Final applications with revisions and planning grant applications due to KVC

March 12, 2020

Applicants receive clarification questions

March 26, 2020

Responses to clarification questions due to KVC

April 7, 2020

KVC Votes on AmeriCorps portfolio

May 12, 2020

Kansas State Board of Education votes on AmeriCorps portfolio

June 12, 2020

KVC offical AmeriCorps grant award notifications 

August 1 or September 1, 2020

Program start date


Technical Assistance

The KVC will make available several opportunities for technical assistance including courses provided at no cost from On3Learn, webinars from WordCraft, LLC, and one on one consultation with KVC staff.

On3Learn provides a 5-course series intended to help organizations interested in applying for an AmeriCorps grant understand the many details of the application and the great opportunity ahead of them. If you would like access to the first course, “Is your Organization a Fit?”, please reach out to volunteer@ksde.org.

WordCraft, LLC will provide two webinars pertaining to the Evidence Base and Theory of Change sections of the application narrative. Please join us live via zoom webinar on the following dates: