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AmeriCorps Grant Application Info

2018/2019 Funding Cycle TimelineAmeriCorps Utah logo


  • RFP notification info to stakeholders — February 7, 2018
  • RFP outreach workshops — statewide — March 19 – March 30, 2018
  • Submit notice of intent to apply by email to Corynn Benoit at — April 13, 2018
  • Submit formula concept paper by email to Corynn Benoit at — May 6, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. (MST)
  • Formula review for submitted applications — May 11, 2018 – June 13, 2018
  • Final decision letters to applicants — June 14, 2018
  • Successful applicants complete full online application — June 20, 2018
  • Selected programs begin operations — Late Summer/Early Fall 2018

2018 AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

UServeUtah, the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 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. New programs selected through this process will begin operation in the fall of 2018.

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

March 19 – Provo, UT
1:00 – 4:00 PM @ Provo City Library Rm 309, 550 North University Ave.

March 22- Salt Lake City, UT
1:00 – 4:00 PM @ Utah State Library Rm 219, 250 North 1950 West

March 28 – Ogden, UT
1:00 – 4:00 PM @ Pleasant Valley Branch Boardroom, Weber County Library,
5568 South 500 East

March 30 – Webinar – If Needed
1:00 – 4:00 PM
RSVP for Webinar information

To reserve a space for any these meetings, please contact Corynn Benoit at


Instructions for submitting the General Assessment Questionnaire
Organizations and agencies that have not previously received AmeriCorps grant funding from UServeUtah must complete the General Assessment Questionnaire. This certification is to assure UServeUtah that the contracted agency has adequate administrative procedures in place to ensure that funds disbursed by UServeUtah will be safeguarded as required by federal regulations. UServeUtah 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 to Corynn Benoit at by May 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (MST).
    • 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

Find Volunteer Opportunities

We’re excited to introduce a new online resource for finding and posting volunteer opportunities!

UServeUtah is partnering with JustServe to connect you to service opportunities in your community so you can make a difference wherever you are and however you want to serve. We are excited to team up with nonprofit, faith, and government organizations nationwide to post volunteer needs and opportunities to serve.

Using JustServe

A simple search on will tell you

  • How many total volunteer opportunities are available in your area (you can select a specific radius in miles).
  • Which organizations need help.
  • What kinds of roles need to be filled to provide the best level of care across our state.

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 80,000 Americans each year to give intensive service to their communities and country. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, assist veterans and military families, provide health services, run after-school programs, help communities respond to disasters, and build the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

Members serve in full or part-time positions over a 10-12 month period. In exchange for their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for college or graduate school or to pay back qualified 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.

Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have given 1.3 billion hours of service through AmeriCorps. For a list of AmeriCorps programs currently operating in Utah, click here. For further information and/or application materials, please contact UServeUtah at 1-888-755-UTAH (8824).

Designated AmeriCorps members are also critical in the event of a disaster. UServeUtah acts as the liaison with the Corporation for National and Community Service to call upon national service resources, including AmeriCorps members, for on-ground support.

Every individual who serve as an AmeriCorps member has a powerful impact on quality of life in Utah and across the United States. Check out this rich American Service History.