|Published: April 11, 2019
Notice of Intent to Apply Due Date: May 8, 2019
Application Due Date: May 13, 2019
CFDA Number: 94.006
Contact Information: Funding@cv.ca.gov
Grant Description | Eligible Applicants | Estimated Funds Available | Allowable Expenses | Notice of Intent | Application Deadline | Application Documents | Frequently Asked Questions | Technical Assistance Information
Over the past decade, California Volunteers has served as the state lead for volunteer and donations management during disasters. With this role, California Volunteers has actively striven to increase the emergency preparedness of local communities throughout California, connecting with nonprofits and community-based organizations, local government, and the corporate sector to improve resiliency and capacity in the state.
Through recent legislation (Assembly Bill 72), California Volunteers received immediate funds for an emergency preparedness campaign. AB 72 appropriates $50 million to fund the California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign to bolster statewide disaster resilience, of which the California Office of Emergency Services will distribute $20 million and California Volunteers will distribute $30 million. The Campaign will ensure that vulnerable Californians are connected to culturally and linguistically competent support and will strengthen local community disaster preparedness peer-to-peer networks. This funding supports grants to community-based organizations and other local nonprofit entities to conduct outreach on emergency preparedness and provide resources for California’s most vulnerable populations, which can be described by social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges.
The 2019 California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity provides state and federal funds to support two targeted program initiatives: 1) the California For All Corps Disaster Teams, a regional program that will engage AmeriCorps members in supporting state disaster response and recovery efforts as well as delivering emergency preparedness education for vulnerable communities in Lake, Shasta, Fresno, Tulare, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties; and 2) the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Program Expansion, a local program that will engage AmeriCorps members in delivering emergency preparedness education to vulnerable communities and individuals in Los Angeles County.
Nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply. All applicants must have active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.SAM.gov/SAM/.
Applicants responding to the California For All Corps Disaster Teams priority initiative must be capable of deploying all members and a staff supervisor as needed to respond to disasters.
The Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Program Expansion priority initiative is only open to currently funded AmeriCorps grantees. New applicants are not eligible to apply for this priority initiative.
Estimated Funds Available
California Volunteers expects to provide up to $1,752,000 in General State Funds through Assembly Bill 72 to support one year of funding for the California For All Corps Disaster Teams.
California Volunteers expects to provide up to $888,000 in General State Funds through Assembly Bill 72 to support one year of funding for the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Program Expansion.
Grants are solely for program expenses such as staffing, training, travel, supplies, member stipend, background checks, data collection, evaluation, etc. and cannot be used for general organizational operating expenses. AmeriCorps members or grant funds can help meet unmet needs or can expand an organization’s ability to better address community needs, but cannot be used to duplicate, displace or supplant resources that already exist in a community.
Notice of Intent
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply for this competition, but it is not required. Notices of Intent to Apply should be completed by Wednesday, May 8, 2019. You can access to Notice of Intent to Apply here.
The deadline for applications to the 2019 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity is Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Both the electronic submission and complete hardcopy application must be received by this deadline. The required electronic submission must be sent via email to Funding@cv.ca.gov. The hardcopy application can be mailed or hand-delivered to the following address:
1400 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The following documents are required to complete the grant application:
- Request for Applications
- Application Instructions
- Application Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions received by email or on the Technical Assistance Webinars will be collected and answered on a weekly Frequently Asked Questions document and posted below.
Technical Assistance Documents & Resources
Organizations interested in applying for an AmeriCorps grant are encouraged to visit the resources below:
- How to Develop a Program Logic Model
- High Quality Performance Measures
- Building Effective Data Collection Plans
- Building Evidence of Effectiveness
- Preparing the Grant Budget for AmeriCorps Programs
- AmeriCorps Regulations (45 CFR 2520-2550)
- California Volunteers AmeriCorps Grantmaking & Program Design Policies