Instructions

America's Service Commissions is pleased to support the national service field by providing one form for multi-state applicants (National Direct) and Public Health AmeriCorps applicants applying for an AmeriCorps grant to initiate their consultation with participating state service commissions.
 
Why Consultation? 
As part of the Serve America Act, Consultation was established to help increase collaboration and coordination among national service programs, which in turn supports the efficient use of national service funds in each state.

Consultation is a requirement outlined in the FY22 Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO and the FY22 AmeriCorps NOFO for new, recompete and continuation applicants.

State service commissions use the information provided through the Consultation process to provide input to the AmeriCorps Agency on funding decisions that may impact their state, as well as provide feedback/recommendations on the Public Health AmeriCorps and National Direct applicants. AmeriCorps asks each commission to provide their input on each Public Health AmeriCorps and National Direct applicant proposing to place members in the state by selecting “support,” “neutral,” or “do not support,” along with any comments associated with the opinion submitted.

DEADLINE
This form and the accompanying requested documents are due in advance of the FY22 AmeriCorps NOFO application deadline established by the AmeriCorps Agency: 
  • Monday, November 8, 2021 for Public Health AmeriCorps Applicants
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 for National Direct Applicants. 
Consultation requirements may vary by state. Consultation is not completed unless you meet all the requirements by an individual state service commission. Upon completing this form, you may be contacted by the commission for additional information. When possible, it is encouraged that applicants initiate consultation with state service commissions as soon as possible.

Instructions for completing the Consultation Form:
Please fill out all sections to the best of your ability.
 
In the provided section, select the states/territories you are planning to request/place members for your Public Health AmeriCorps or AmeriCorps National Direct application. By submitting this form you are initiating the consultation process as outlined in the FY22 AmeriCorps State/National NOFO and Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO for all states/territories. For all commissions, you only need to submit this form once to initiate consultation.

The state service commissions in the states/territories you selected will review the information you provided and may reach out with follow up questions or additional requirements to complete consultation. Please be responsive to any questions, as they will use the information provided in this form, along with additional information requested, to complete their required feedback to AmeriCorps regarding your application. 

Form Completion 
Upon successful completion of this form you will see "Thank you for initiating consultation for the selected state service commissions."

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