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1 Office on Volunteerism and Community Service February 7, 2013 Part 1, e-Grants and your AmeriCorps State application

2 Prior to Creating an Application Create an e-Grants Account

3 Info that you will need shows on the left

4 Get a DUNS Number, Register for SAM Apply for DUNS number Register for SAM

5 Creating an Application in e-Grants After you have created account and logged in….

6 Select “New”

7 Under Program Area, select AmeriCorps, and then “Go”

8 Select Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2013

9 Choose a State: Virginia Select Prime Application ID 13AC Next

10 Provide all required Applicant Information (indicated by *)

11 Application Info: Areas affected by program Start date of either August 15 or Sept End date is at 3 year period exactly Other, remain checked as no (N/A)

12 Narratives: Enter text in appropriate fields Suggestion: Develop narrative in a Word document and paste into relevant sections Top 4 completed by all applicants (Exec. Summary, Rationale and Approach, Organizational Capability, Cost Effectiveness and Budget Adequacy Evaluation Summary- re-competes complete, new enter N/A Amendment Justification, Clarification Summary, Continuation Changes—enter N/A

13 Executive Summary (Page 10 RFP)

14 Continue in narratives for Rationale/Approach, Org. Capability, Cost Effectiveness/Budget Adequacy, Evaluation Summary (if applicable)

15 Rationale and Approach Broadly Crucial application element (50% of review criteria for this section) Read Page 11, Section III. RFP pages detail each element Follow the format prescribed in RFP (Virginia priorities first, CNCS priorities second)

16 Rationale and Approach Cont. Key thoughts to consider: Why AmeriCorps? Is it clear that AmeriCorps members are the best way to meet the identified need? Be Specific! Are member activities specific, clear, impactful, with documentable outcomes? Back your Claims! Is your intervention evidence-based? Will you be able to demonstrate/measure impact? Is the theory of change based on research? Explain How… you will effectively recruit a diverse Corps. Not just that you will, but how! you will train for service and professional development, making a member’s service impactful and meaningful members will be supervised, and supervisors will learn how to supervise

17 Organizational Capability What is proposed can be accomplished with the staff, resources, experience, ideas, and money identified Relevant experience of staff Ability to provide training and evaluation is clear. Management of organization wants the program and will support it. Understanding of path to sustainability Roles/expectations/requirements of everyone that will be involved (staff, other sites, management) are established

18 Cost Effectiveness and Budget Adequacy The total amount requested from CNCS cannot exceed # of MSY X $13,300 (ex., requesting 10 MSY X $13,300= maximum request of $133,000). Diverse resources proven available. Cost/benefit of your model as opposed to others. How is budget shown to be adequate for meeting program outcomes (all costs included, clear that costs are appropriate, etc.)

19 Evaluation Summary/Plan Re-competes only must include Evaluation Summary in narrative section New programs should be planning collection and evaluation however, for their potential re-compete in the 3 years!

20 Finish Narratives Sections Sections needing content are all entered and show green checks Enter N/A for final 3 items and save


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