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2013/2014 Funding Cycle Timeline

2013/2014 Funding Cycle Timeline

  • RFP Notification Info to stakeholders — Friday, August 31, 2012
  • RFP Outreach Workshops – Statewide — September 24, 2012 – October 5, 2012
  • Letter of Intent/Concept Paper to Commission  — Friday November 9, 2012 5:00 PM
  • Review Period — November 13, 2012 – November 30, 2012
  • Written Feedback/Notifications of applicant selected — December 2012
  • Applications selected for National Competition submitted via eGrants — January 2, 2013
  • Formula Review for submitted applications — June, 2013
  • Final Decision Letters to Applicants — June 28, 2013
  • Program begin operations — Fall 2013



Notice of Funding Availability

2013 AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

The Utah Commission on Volunteers will be accepting applications for the operation of Utah State*AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment and other human needs. Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members. Program operation will begin in fall 2013.


The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one meeting:

September 24, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 @ Utah State Library, 250 North, 1950 West, Salt Lake City, UT

September 25, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 @ Weber County Library Auditorium, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden, UT

October 3, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 @ Alpine District Offices: Professional Development Center, RM 315, 575 N 100 E, American Fork, Utah

October 4, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00 @ SE Utah AOG, 375 S Carbon Ave., Price, Utah

October 5 – 1:00 – 4:00 @ Five County AOG: 1070 West 1600 South Building B; St. George, Utah

To reserve a space please contact LaDawn Stoddard


RFP Training and Guidance Presentation


Instructions for submitting the General Assessment Questionnaire
This certification is to assure the Utah Commission on Volunteers, that the contracted agency has adequate administrative procedures in place to ensure that funds disbursed by the Utah Commission on Volunteers will be safeguarded as required by federal regulations.  The Utah Commission on Volunteers reserves the right to conduct on-site monitoring of contracted service providers as it deems necessary.

      • Please complete all questions on the form.
      • The General Assessment Questionnaire must be submitted in electronic format by e-mail by November 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm.
      • Include copies of the following documents:
        • Organizational Chart
        • Resumes and position descriptions for all grant and fiscal management staff to contribute to the AmeriCorps program
        • Financial policies and procedures
        • Confirmation of insurance coverage
        • Most recent audited financial statements


Governor Calls for More Tutors in Schools

Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced on Thursday August 29, 2013 a grant the Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism received to support the Read. Graduate. Succeed. Program, an innovative project focused on improving the education of students across the state.

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The grant will allocate $1.2 million to a coalition made up of The Utah AmeriCorps Literacy Initiative, United Way, and other local partners. This coalition has come together to develop this program, which focuses on the goals of the Governor’s “On Pace 66% by 2020” initiative.  The program will provide 165 AmeriCorps members placed in schools, who will leverage at least 5,500 volunteers to support a projected 8,000 students in a cradle-to-career pipeline of literacy tutoring, mentoring, and academic support; ensuring that those elementary students are reading on grade level and participating junior high and high school students have a clear pathway to on-time high school graduation.

Corporate partners Questar and the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, as well as Prosperity 2020, participated in echoing the call for businesses in Utah to support the program by providing employee volunteers.

Volunteers are needed now in local Utah schools. Visit to register as a volunteer.

For a promotional video to share with your employees, visit or

This video ( shows how students and tutors are benefiting from reading together.

AmeriCorps Program Director Resources

The Program Directors Handbook is instrumental in carrying out a successful and effective grant program. All program directors are required to read this handbook on an annual basis.

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – National Service

Chapter 3 – Getting Started

Chapter 4 – Member Supervision

Chapter 5 – Managing the Program

Chapter 6 – Program Monitoring

Additional Forms and Documents

3/1 Certification of Sub-grant Closeout Form
Access AmeriCorps Checklist
Federal Standard Form 269A
Fiscal Monitoring Tool
Member File Review Guide
Programmatic Monitoring Guide
Pre-Contract Checklist 15-16
Progress Report Template
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Site Accessibility Survey
Risk Assessment Review Form
Corporation Funding Compliance Agreement
Financial Income Report RFR
Request for Reimbursement Spreadsheet
Criminal History Check Requirements

Program Monitoring and Compliance Links

eGrants (Federal Member Management System)
WebGrants (Grant Fiscal Compliance System)
AmeriCorps General Provisions (Legal provisions for program)

IPT Links

IPT Login  (Member Tracking System)
IPT Delete & Admin Support Request Form
IPT User Access Request 
IPT Technical Glitch Form
IPT Program Director User Guide 2016
IPT Member User Guide 2016
IPT Site Supervisor User Guide 2016

Volunteer Recognition

The Commission seeks to build and cultivate capacity in the volunteer and service community by recognizing volunteer leaders and inspiring statewide volunteerism through collaboration. Outstanding volunteers are recognized annually through the Lt. Governors Volunteer Awards events. Utah non-profits also have an opportunity to recognize dedicated volunteers through the UServeUtah Volunteer Recognition Certificate program.


The On-Going Volunteer Recognition Certificate Program:LtGovernorsCertificate
The Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate program is an opportunity for nonprofit, faith-based, corporate and government agencies to recognize the on-going volunteer efforts in their own agencies with a certificate signed by the Lieutenant Governor. Nominees for this certificate are automatically eligible for the Power of Service Award.

Utah Philanthropy Day:
Each November since 1999, the Utah Society of Fund Raisers and the Utah Nonprofits Association have celebrated Utah’s outstanding philanthropists and volunteer leaders at the annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon. UServeUtah joined as a co-sponsor of the event in 2014, adopting the Governor’s Career Humanitarian award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Public Service awards to the rest of the award categories.

This year Philanthropy Day will present the winners of these awards to an audience of over 700 at the annual luncheon November 18, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Little America (500 S Main, SLC).

The President’s Volunteer Service Award:
PresidentsAwardThe President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States through presidential recognition to live a life of service. Visit the President’s Volunteer Service Award site to learn more about award eligibility and criteria. To track hours your hours, register as a volunteer on the PVSA site. To have your hours certified, contact Katie Barlow at when you begin tracking hours as well as when you have completed your hours to receive your award.




AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in the areas of education, healthy futures, environmental stewardship, disaster services, economic opportunity and veterans and military families. AmeriCorps’ members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations.

UServeUtah, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, brings National Service programs to Utah. Programs operate in almost every region of the state, bringing exciting & innovative programming to rural and urban Utah. More than three-quarters of AmeriCorps grant funding goes to Governor-appointed state service commissions, such as UServeUtah, which in turn awards and monitor grants to hundreds of nonprofit groups and agencies.

Members serve in full or part-time positions over a 10-12 month period. Upon completion of their service, members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members also have access to other benefits such as: health insurance, child care, training, and student loan forbearance during their service. Some members also receive a modest annual living allowance depending on the terms of their program.

When faced with challenges, our nation has always relied on the dedication and action of its citizens.  Citizens who serve as members create lasting and powerful impact on quality of life in Utah.

Check out this rich American Service History.

Other AmeriCorps Resources

Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Information (external link)

Program Director Resources

Grant Application Overview