Contact the NJ Commission on National and Community Service
NJ Commission on National and
Community Service
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939


Grant Opportunities

Americorps LogoAmeriCorps Competitive Grants

AmeriCorps is a national service network that provides full- and part-time opportunities for participants, called members, to serve their communities and build the capacity of organizations to meet local needs. The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service, New Jersey Department of State, seeks to fund local initiatives and utilize the AmeriCorps model to increase civic engagement and improve New Jersey’s communities by deploying AmeriCorps members to provide services in the six focus areas identified in the Serve America Act. These focus areas are:

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity, including My Brother’s Keeper
  • Education, including STEM
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

Through this AmeriCorps Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (hereinafter, the Commission) seeks submission of applications that demonstrate that they will engage AmeriCorps members in an evidence-informed and evidence-based approach to providing a service intervention that will result in intended solutions to community problems (e.g., based on proposed program’s performance and evaluation data or research demonstrating the effectiveness of a similar intervention). Applicants will be awarded points for providing evidence that their proposal intervention will lead to the outcomes identified in the theory of change (logic model). Applicants shall provide evidence that the proposed intervention is effective for the proposed population and community challenge.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2015

2016/2017 New Jersey AmeriCorps Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity

CNCS Performance Measures Instructions


Technical Assistance

Two Technical Assistance Workshops will be held:

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Camden County College
    Rm. RCCRETC 157,
    Regional Emergency Training Center
    420 Woodbury Turnersville Rd., Blackwood, NJ
  • Friday, November 6, 2015
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy
    300 Oldham Rd., Wayne, NJ

Only applications submitted by agencies that attend one of the technical assistance sessions listed above will be accepted.

Pre-registration is requested by calling 609-633-9627 or via e-mail at Registrants requiring special accommodations for the Technical Assistance Workshops should identify their needs at the time of registration.

If you have any questions contact:
Rowena Madden
or Ivette Ramos

AmeriCorps Formula Grants

The NJ Commission on National and Community Service, NJ Department of State, announces funding opportunities for 2015-2016 AmeriCorps Formula grants. Applications may be submitted for new or re-competing programs.

AmeriCorps is a national service program funded by the Corporation on National and Community Service (CNCS). The CNCS strategic plan has highlighted the following focus areas where service can make a major impact: education, economic opportunity, service by and for veterans, disaster services, energy conservation, and health.

Agencies eligible to apply include: public or private non-profit organizations; community and faith-based organizations; Local Education Agencies including charter schools; institutions of higher education; local, county or state government. Formula applications are reviewed only at the state level.

Application Due Date: The application deadline for AmeriCorps Formula Grants has passed
Please check back for information about future grants.

2015/2016 NJ AmeriCorps Formula Grant Funding Guidelines