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Americorps 2014 Application Instructions

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Americorps 2014 Application Instructions

Applications due December 5, 2013
Americorps 2014 Application Instructions

Applications due December 5, 2013

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2014 AmeriCorps APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Applications due December 5, 2013
C
ALIFORNIA
V
OLUNTEERS
 
770 L Street, Suite 1160
 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 323-7646 phone
 (916) 323-3227 fax www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org
 
Important Notice to Applicants:
 There are six documents necessary to complete a 2014-15 application for AmeriCorps funding. Applicants must obtain forms from all of the sources listed below: (1) 2014 AmeriCorps Request for Applications (RFA) (2) 2014 AmeriCorps Application Instructions, (3) 2014 AmeriCorps Application Forms, (4) Budget Form and Budget Narrative (5) Fixed Amount Grant Budget Worksheet (6) AmeriCorps Application Title Page and Partnership Forms available only online through the CV website at CaliforniaVolunteers.org.
Note:
 If you are currently funded by CaliforniaVolunteers (CV) and need to apply for year two or three of continuation funding, this RFA does note apply to you. Instructions will be emailed directly to you by CV at a later time.
 
2014 AmeriCorps Application Instructions
Page 2 CaliforniaVolunteers (CV)
IMPORTANT NOTICE Note for Continuation Programs:
If you are currently funded by CaliforniaVolunteers (CV) and need to apply for year 2 or 3 continuation funding, this
2014 AmeriCorps Application Instructions 
 do not apply. Instructions will be e-mailed directly to you by CV at a later time.
Privacy Act Notice:
 The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C § 552a) requires that the following notice be provided to you: The information requested on the AmeriCorps Application Instructions is collected pursuant to 42 U.S.C 12592 and 12615 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended, and 42 U.S.C. 4953 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 as amended. Purposes and Uses - The information requested is collected for the purposes of reviewing grant applications and granting funding requests. Routine Uses - Routine uses may include disclosure of the information to federal, state, or local agencies pursuant to lawfully authorized requests. In some programs, the information may also be provided to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to determine the existence of any prior criminal convictions. The information may also be provided to appropriate federal agencies and Department contractors that have a need to know the information for the purpose of assisting the Department’s efforts to respond to a suspected or confirmed breach of the security or confidentiality or information maintained in this system of records, and the information disclosed is relevant and unnecessary for the assistance. Executive Summaries of all compliant applications received and applications of successful applicants will be published on CNCS for National and Community Service (CNCS) website as part of ongoing efforts to increase transparency in grantmaking. This is described in more detail in the
AmeriCorps Request for Applications.
 The information will not otherwise be disclosed to entities outside of AmeriCorps and CNCS without prior written permission. Effects of Nondisclosure - The information requested is mandatory in order to receive benefits.
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act:
 Grant recipients will be required to report at www.FSRS.gov on all subawards over $25,000 and may be required to report on executive compensation for recipients and subrecipients. Recipients must have the necessary systems in place to collect and report this information. See 2 C.F.R. Part 170 for more information and to determine how these requirements apply.
Universal Identifier:
 Applications must include a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and register with the Systems for Award Management (SAM). All grant recipients are required to maintain a valid registration, which must be renewed annually.
 
2014 AmeriCorps Application Instructions
Page 3 CaliforniaVolunteers (CV)
Table of Contents
I. APPLICATION RESOURCES
 ................................................................................................................................. 4
 
II. APPLICATION CONTENT AND INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW .......................................................................... 5
 
III.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY ............................................................................................................................ 6
 
IV. APPLICATION PACKAGING CHECKLIST
 ...................................................................................................... 7
 
V. APPLICATION COMPONENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS ....................................................................................... 7
 
1.
 
AmeriCorps Program Title Page ............................................................................................................................. 8
 
2.
 
Application Checklist ........................................................................................................................................... 11
 
3.
 
Program Impact and Continuous Improvement Form ........................................................................................... 12
 
4.
 
AmeriCorps Program Diagram ............................................................................................................................. 13
 
5.
 
Organizational Chart ............................................................................................................................................. 15
 
6.
 
Program Narrative ................................................................................................................................................. 16
 
7.
 
Performance Measures Checklist .......................................................................................................................... 23
 
8.
 
California Performance Measurement Worksheet ................................................................................................ 24
 
9.
 
Budget Form ......................................................................................................................................................... 29
 
10.
 
Budget Narrative ................................................................................................................................................... 29
 
11.
 
Budget Narrative Analysis Verification ................................................................................................................ 40
 
12.
 
Letters of Commitment from Most Significant Community Partners ................................................................... 41
 
13.
 
Program Evaluation Plan ...................................................................................................................................... 42
 
14.
 
Organizational Self-Assessment ........................................................................................................................... 43
 
15.
 
Labor Organization Certification .......................................................................................................................... 44
 
16.
 
Assurance and Certification Signature Page ......................................................................................................... 52
 
17.
 
Request to Waive Single-Member Placement ....................................................................................................... 53
 
18.
 
Request for Exception to October Start Date ........................................................................................................ 54
 
19.
 
Request for Alternative Match Schedule .............................................................................................................. 55
 
20.
 
Program Evaluation Report................................................................................................................................... 56
 
21.
 
Financial/Audit Information ................................................................................................................................. 57
 
22.
 
Federally Approved Indirect Cost Agreement ...................................................................................................... 58
 
23.
 
Partnership Form(s) .............................................................................................................................................. 59
 
Attachment A: Beale Codes and County-Level Economic Data .................................................................................... 60
 
Attachment B: Severely Economically Distressed Community ..................................................................................... 61
 
Tables
Table 1: Requirements in the AmeriCorps Regulations
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